An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Collins Abakwe, to 10 years in prison for stabbing his younger brother Chibuike Abakwe to death during an argument over a girl.
The judge, Raliat Adebiyi, sentenced the convict, who was arraigned on a charge of murder in 2013, after finding him guilty of a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.
The initial charge of murder was commuted to manslaughter, following a plea bargain agreement the convict had with the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Following the plea bargain agreement, Mr Abakwe was re-arraigned on Wednesday and he pleaded guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter.
“The court is satisfied with the jail term agreed upon by the prosecution and defence counsel.
“The defendant is hereby sentenced to 10 years imprisonment,” Mrs Adebiyi said.