Judgement has been passed after a very sad, unfortunate, and gory incident where a man brutalizes 2-year-old child.
Man Brutalizes 2-Year-Old Child, sentenced to death
On Tuesday, an Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta sentenced a 39-year-old labourer, Mohammed Ibrahim, to death by hanging.
Ibrahim is to die by hanging for the murder of a two-year-old baby, an offence he committed in 2014.
The convict was also found guilty by Justice Ayokunle Rotimi-Balogun, attempting to kill one Mrs Rabi Yakubu and accordingly sentenced to life imprisonment.
The convict was tried and convicted on a two-count charge of murder and attempted murder.
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The judge held that the prosecution proved the charge of murder beyond all reasonable doubts.
The prosecuting counsel, Mrs Oluwabunmi Akinola, said the defendant had trailed Mrs Yakubu, who had her two-year-old son strapped to her back, as she entered a bush to ease herself.
In the bush, the woman reportedly dropped her baby on the ground to ease herself when Ibrahim attacked her with a knife, attempting to cut off her head.
The woman struggled with Ibrahim and escaped, calling for help without carrying her son.
“When Ibrahim realised he did not succeed in cutting off her head which he needed for sale, he then cut off the complainant’s son’s head,” the prosecutor said.
Akinola mentioned that the defendant confessed that he intended to cut off the woman’s head.
It was said that the convict had negotiated with a woman at Ibadan in Ibode market, who agreed to pay him N120,000 for a human head.
Unfortunately, the said prospective buyer was said to have refused to pay the amount as promised. So, he collected the head back and went to bury it,” she said.