Man to die by hanging for killing father

NEWS DIGEST – A 37 year-old man, Moses Abdon Edo has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing his father, Abdon Peter Edo.

Peter Edo’s body and grave have not been found.

Moses Edo  was condemned on Monday by Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Etinan.

The Court presided over by Justice Ezekiel Enang held that the convict, a motorcycle rider, had confessed that he single-handedly killed his father in broad daylight on July 29, 2015 in Ikot Ukobo, Nsit Ubium Local Government Area and buried him beside his son’s grave.

Justice Enang said the convict, who is the first son of the deceased, also confessed that he pursued his father to the backyard of his old building and hit his head on the wall where he died on the spot over landed property.

The Court held that once a confessional statement is positive, direct and unequivocal, it is sufficient to secure conviction of the accused even without the evidence being collaborated.

Justice Enang held that by smashing the head of his father on the wall, the convict had intended to kill him.

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