Yesterday, the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja sentenced middle-aged man Friday James to death by hanging for stealing jewelry worth N100,000 and inflicting wounds on his victim’s husband.
Armed with a gun and a machete, James reportedly attacked a female, Olanrewaju, robbing her of her jewelry. He also attacked the woman’s husband with his weapons, inflicting injuries on his head and hand. This happened on February 17, 2012, at about 3am in Ikeja.
James was found guilty of two counts of charges, and the judge concluded that the prosecutors proved their case ‘beyond reasonable doubts’, before sentencing James to death by hanging.