Domestic Worker Bags Death by Hanging for Killing Grandma, Daughter

Domestic Worker Bags Death by Hanging for Killing Grandma, Daughter

  • A domestic worker is to die by hanging for killing his employer, an 89-year-old grandmother, and her daughter
  • Delivering its judgement on Monday, March 27, a high court in Lagos, in its verdict held that the worker is guilty of three counts charge of armed robbery and murder
  • This came after the worker, Joseph Ogbu, was arrested by the police and charged to court by the Lagos state government in 2019

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A high court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos state, on Monday, March 27, sentenced a domestic worker, identified simply as Joseph Ogbu, to death by hanging.

The court gave this verdict after Ogbu was found guilty of killing his employer, an 89-year-old grandmother, Adejoke John, and her daughter, Oreoluwa, at their home in the Surulere area of the state, The PUNCH reported.

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Lagos Court sentenced a young worker to death by hanging for doing the unthinkable. Photo credit: The Punch
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Court's final verdict

Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay handed down the verdict after she found the convict guilty of three counts of armed robbery and murder, The Nation added.

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The charges were preferred against him by the Lagos state government.

The defendant committed the offence on June 19, 2019, by strangling Ma Adejoke and stabbing Oreoluwa to death, Daily Independent further confirmed.

He pleaded not guilty when arraigned on October 22, 2019.

IGP Alkali Baba reacts as court sentences him to 3 months in prison

In another development, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has reacted to the court ruling that he disregarded a court order for the reinstatement of Patrick Okoli, a dismissed officer of the force.

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, November 29, sentenced the IGP to three months in prison for disobeying a court order.

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However, in a statement released by the force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP said he was unaware of the court order on the reinstatement of a dismissed officer.

Court sentences officer to prison for buying vehicle from kidnapper

Meanwhile, an Ekiti High Court sentenced an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Okubo Aboye, to life imprisonment for buying a stolen vehicle from kidnappers in the state.

According to the report, the car was tracked down to the compound of ACP Okubo, who, on interrogation by investigative officers, confessed that he bought the vehicle from his mechanic, who received it from the kidnappers.

In his judgement, Justice John Adeyeye found the ACP guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment accordingly.


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