Monday Osayande in Warri
Delta State High Court sitting in Asaba has sentenced one Lucky Anyali to death by hanging for murder.
The 26-year-old Anyali was convicted on a one count charge of murder, punishable under Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap C. 21 Volume 1, Laws of Delta State of Nigeria, 2006.
Anyali, a builder, on or about February 18, 2014, in Ogwashi-Uku, murdered one Emeka Ashibuogwu by stabbing him in the chest region with a kitchen knife.
Ashibuogwu reportedly gave up the ghost at the Ogwashi Uku General Hospital where he was rushed to.
He was said to have had a scuffle with his assailant when he went to see his estranged wife who had a three-year-old daughter for him.
It was said the condemned murderer was having an affair with the estranged wife of the deceased. The story had it that Lucky became furious on sighting Emeka that night who reportedly visited to see his three old daughter who was said to be ill.
After committing the offence, the accused fled the scene of the crime that night but was later arrested by youths in the area the next morning and handed him over to the police at Ogwash-Uku where he admitted in his voluntary statement to have committed the offence, according to him, in self-defence, a position he maintained during trial but which was dismissed by the court and sentenced to death by hanging for murder.