Man To Finally Die After All Courts Find Him Guilty Of Murder Of Festac Woman In 2004

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The Supreme
Court on Friday upheld the judgment of a Lagos High Court sentencing a man,
Nonso Okeke to death for murder of one Chinwe Ofomatu on October 28, 2004. 
The Appeal
Court in Lagos had earlier affirmed the judgment of a lower court.
Okeke was
convicted by the Lagos High Court on April 13, 2010 for the offence of
conspiracy to commit murder and murder of Ofomatu at her residence in House 18,
A Close, Road 403, Festac Town. 
He was
found guilty of the allegations, convicted and sentenced to death by the Court.
Specifically,
Okeke was convicted and sentenced to death by the trial court for conspiracy
and murder contrary to Sections 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code Act Cap 17,
Laws of Lagos State, 2003. 
Dissatisfied,
Okeke approached the Court of Appeal in Lagos and asked that the judgment of
the lower court be upturned. 
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But the
appeal failed as the appellate court dismissed the application.
Again,
Okeke took his case before the Supreme Court in Abuja and asked that the
judgments of the lower courts be upturned.
While
arguing the case before the apex court, the Lagos State Attorney General and
Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem had urged the court to dismiss the
appeal and uphold the judgments of the lower courts.
Kazeem, who
was represented by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs. Idowu
Alakija and Mr Justin Jacobs had argued that the appeal was devoid of merit,
and ought to be dismissed.
In its
judgment, the apex court upheld the arguments canvassed by the State
Government, and held that the appeal of Nonso Okeke lacked merit.
The court,
in the lead judgment delivered by Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammed thereafter
dismissed the appeal and upheld the decision of the lower courts.

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