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Man gets 21 years jail term for stabbing woman to death

An Ikeja High Court on Friday sentenced a man, Vincent Edeh to 21 years imprisonment on for stabbing a woman to death.

Edeh was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Justice Oyindamola Ogala sentenced Edeh to the prison term after he pleaded guilty to the charge of involuntary manslaughter.

The court ruled that Edeh’s time at the correctional centre begins from July 6, 2020, the date since when he had been in detention.

State Prosecutor, Abike Oluwasanmi, had earlier told the court that Edeh committed the offence on July 6, 2020 at No.14, Nwobodo Eze Street, Ajao Estate, Isolo, Lagos.

She said Edeh killed one Oghechi Umunnakwe by stabbing her with a knife in an unresolved argument.

The state prosecutor said the offence contravened the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

Oluwasanmi also told the court of a plea bargain application made by the defence, dated March 21, which proposed 21 years jail term for Edeh.

The defence counsel, Gloria Odimba also confirmed the acceptance of the plea bargain on behalf of her client.

Report by Wahab Wahab; Editing by Muzha Kucha