Court Sentences Ibadan Lawyer To 7 Years Imprisonment For Killing Husband
Justice Muntar Abimbola of Oyo State High Court, on Monday, ruled aa seven-year jail term to Mrs. Yewande Oyediran, an official of the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), Ministry of Justice, Oyo State, for stabbing her husband to death.
The crime, is contrary to Section 316 and 319 of Criminal Code Law, Cap 38, Vol II, Laws of Oyo State 2000, as amended.
Oyelowo died on February 2, 2016, after he was stabbed in the neck during a fight with Yewande, in their home at 30 Adeniyi Layout, Abidiodan, Akobo, Ibadan.
The trial, which has been on from February 2017, was laid to rest after the court found her guilty of manslaughter.
The court said evidences presented proved that Yewande caused Oyelowo neck injury with the knife, which eventually led to his death, following a marital fight.
Delivering judgment, Justice Abimbola, Chief Judge of Oyo State, said: “Having considered the plea for leniency by the defence counsel and all the circumstances and status of the defendant upon which I am called upon, I shall be lenient. The defendant is hereby sentenced to seven years imprisonment, and the term of imprisonment is to run from the date of her arrest.”