Beninese Cook Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Lagos Nigeria For Killing Employer’s Mother
An Igbosere High Court in Lagos has sentenced a Béninoise man, Christian Hounvenon Yavine, to death for killing the mother of his employer.
Yavine was convicted of slashing the old woman’s throat and nearly cutting off her head, while she slept.
On The 15th of April 2016, Yavine was by the Lagos State Government on one count charge of alleged murder before Justice Olwatoyin Ipaye.
Prosecuting counsel, A.A. George, said the incident happened on July 1, 2014, at Block 74, Flat 4, Ipaja Low Cost Housing Estate, Pen Cinema, Lagos.
George alleged that the defendant slashed the throat of the deceased, Mariam Atinuke Abiola, with a knife, while his employer, Ajoke Ashiwonyi Abiola, was in church.
Led in evidence by his counsel, Demola Dere, Yavine testified that on June 30, 2014, his employer locked him and the deceased in separate rooms before leaving for a vigil.