Court sentences father of 4, to death over the murder of his wife

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By Onozure Dania

Justice Ebenezer Adebanjo of a Lagos  High Court sitting in Igbosere has sentenced a father of four children, Austine Ugbogbo, to death, after finding him guilty over the murder of his wife.

Ugbogbo was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging by the court.
The father of four children who resides at Oyingbo, Ebute-Metta was charged before the court by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on behalf of the state government over the murder of Ann Ugbogbo.

Ann Ugbogbo, was murdered by her husband Ugbogbo, on January 26, 2012 at their residence after they had a misunderstanding.
The husband was said to have thrown a burning stove on his wife which caused her death.

Delivering his judgment on a one-count charge preferred against the convict who had earlier pleaded not guilty, the trial judge, Justice Adebanjo stated that the three issues  to be determined by the court were whether Mrs Ugbgbo is dead; the cause of her death and whether her husband had hand in her death.

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