Why Man In A’Ibom Was Sentenced To Death By Hanging


Why Man In A’Ibom Was Sentenced To Death By Hanging

The Akwa Ibom State High Court has sentenced a 31 year old Ubon Udo Eket to Death by hanging for killing his girlfriend, Emem Effiok James over alleged infidelity.

The presiding Judge Ntong Ntong found Mr Edet guilty of murder after the case was proven beyond reasonable doubt.

Emem, the deceased girlfriend who was a patent medicine dealer was living with her boyfriend, Edet who is an aluminium fabricator at number 2 Joshua Uwa Street, Ekit Itam in Itu, for two years until they had a fallout in their relationship in December 2018.

Ubon was said to have started suspecting his fiancee of having a sexual affair with his neighbour, one Nsisong.

When probed further Ubon agreed to have plugged his aluminium drilling machine and decapitated his girlfriend with it while she slept at about 3:00 am.

Justice Ntong while delivering judgement said, “How I wished all the police officers in Akwa Ibom in particular and Nigeria in general, will always emulate these officers: Inspector Emmanuel Udobong and Inspector Peter Robert to always conduct a discreet and thorough investigation of any matter assigned to them. Our society needs this kind of gentlemen par excellence. Police investigation assists the court to do substantial justice and in this case, I am satisfied with the report of the investigation made by the police in this case.

“Death is a mandatory sentence for capital offenses. I do not have any discretion in this matter. In accordance with my oath of judicial office, Ubon Udo Edet, the sentence of this Honorable Court is that you be hanged by the neck until you are dead.”


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