A High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau state Monday sentenced Godwin Banchir to death by hanging for beating his 65-year-old mother to death for not responding to his greetings.
Justice Daniel Longji, handed down the sentence as he found Banchir, 24-year-old, guilty of killing his biological mother.
The convict who was first arraigned on June 6, 2016, was charged with culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code punishable with death upon conviction.
In his ruling, the Judge said, “Going by the findings of this court, you Godwin Banchir, mercilessly took the life of your mother, Mrs Saratu Banchir, in cold blood.
“This sentence is mandatory, as the law states that any person convicted of murder shall be punished with death by hanging. Read more