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NEWS UPDATE: Cleric sentenced to death for killing friend in Lagos

NEWS UPDATE: Cleric sentenced to death for killing friend in Lagos

A Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, on Wednesday, sentenced a 34-year-old cleric, Fatai Afobaje, to death for eliminating his buddy and mutilating his body.

Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay sentenced the cleric to death after discovering him guilty of conspiracy to dedicate murder and murder.

The judge held that Lagos State Federal government, prosecuting the case, showed its case beyond affordable doubt.

Nicol-Clay stated that prosecution had the ability to show that the found guilty triggered the death of his buddy, Rafiu Sulaiman, aged 44.

The News Company of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the found guilty has actually been remanded considering that his arraignment in 2017, throughout which he pleaded innocent.

Prosecution group, led by Mrs Adesola Adekunle-Bello, called 6 witnesses and tendered 12 displays throughout trial.

Prosecution had actually informed the court that the found guilty killed Sulaiman and mutilated his body by cutting off his head, intestinal tracts, lungs, scrotum and hands.

It stated the event occurred on Feb. 13, 2015, at Itire Town Magbon, Badagry, Lagos State.

The offenses contravened Areas 221 and 231 of the Lawbreaker Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Cleric sentenced to death for killing friend in Lagos

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