Husband killer sentence to 7 years in prison

LAIDE AKINBOADE

A female Lawyer , Yewande Oyediran , who was convicted of killing her husband Lowo, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by Justice Muntar Abimbola of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan .

Yewande was convicted of manslaughter .
Yewande, a former staff of the Department of Public Prosecution in the Oyo State Ministry of Justice , was accused of killing her husband with a knife after a disagreement on February 2, 2016, at their residence in Akobo area of Ibadan .

She was arrested and arraigned in court but she pleaded not guilty to the murder charge preferred against her .
According to Justice Abimbola , Yewande’s sentence was to start running since the day of her arrest .

The day of judgement was initially slated for November 24 , 2017 but the judge moved the day to November 27 , 2017 because of other engagements at the Nigerian Judicial Commission .

The court said the convict was charged on a murder count and evidence pointed to Yewande as the killer of her husband ; but witnesses presented by the defence counsel failed to establish the intent behind the killing .

The court held that going by the relationship between Yewande and her husband as husband and wife ( at the time of the husband ’s death ) , the killing was done without intent .

The couple had no child together .

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