Two Men Sentenced To Death After Murdering Uncle Over Landed Property

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The Akwa Ibom State High Court has sentenced two men to death by hanging after murdering their uncle over landed property.
The assailants identified as Joseph Etim and Christopher Macaulay were sentenced on Wednesday, November 24.

The presiding judge, Justice Okon Okon stated that the accused crime was punishable by death under Section 326 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 38, Vol. 2, Laws of Akwa Ibom State, 2000.

Imeobong Edet, who is a brother to the deceased sent the assailants to murder his brother and promised them a part of the landed property if they successfully carried out the crime.

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Edet who was arrested alongside the assailants died while in detention and his name was subsequently struck out of the case.

The judge said: “The sentence of this court upon you, Joseph Usen Etim and Christopher Sunday Macaulay, is that each of you, be hanged by the neck until you be dead. May God have mercy on your souls.”

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