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Beninese Cook Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Lagos Nigeria For Killing Employer’s Mother

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Beninese Cook Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Lagos Nigeria For Killing Employer’s Mother

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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.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Fifelomo

    May 27, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    A well deserved judgement..

  2. iron bar

    May 28, 2019 at 1:51 AM

    Haba,since 2014…At least he did not escape justice.

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