Lagos Court Sentence Policeman To Six Years Imprisonment For Manslaughter This Morning

A Lagos High court sitting in Ikeja today, 22nd
of July, 2015 sentenced a Police Corporal, Abang Okon to six years imprisonment
for the unlawful killing of one Olalekan Ajayi. The convict who was arraigned
on a one count charge was sentenced to six years imprisonment after he pleaded
guilty to the offence.
Okon was arrainged in court on 1 April, for firing a gun
shot that killed Olalekan. The incident took place at the Ladeja area of
Ikorodu in Lagos State. The defendant who had earlier pleaded not guilty to the
charge, later agreed to a plea bargain with the prosecution.
Adopting the part of the bargain, the Justice said: “The
defendant having shown remorse for his actions on the 28 August, 2013 along
Ladega Junction, Ikorodu, Lagos by negligently firing a bullet at one Olalekan
Ajayi which resulted in his death hereby pleads guilty to the offence of
involuntary manslaughter contrary to section 222 of the criminal law of Lagos
State, 2011.
“The defendant is hereby sentenced to six years imprisonment
to take effect from the date of his remand in prison custody,” the judge said.

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