Soldier sentenced to death by hanging in Abuja
Abuja High Court which found him guilty of rape and culpable homicide committed
on March 27, 2014.
soldier was said to have abducted, stabbed and raped a married woman identified
as Binta Usman Kadede to death inside the bush at Dei-Dei
at Lungi Barracks in Abuja before being found guilty of breaching sections 220
and 221 of the Penal Code law.
Abuja on or about March 27, 2014, at about 1600hrs at Dei-Dei, near Conoil
filling station, Abuja within the Abuja judicial division did committed
culpable homicide punishable with death in that you caused the death of one
Binta Usman Kadede “f” of Dei-Dei village Abuja by stabbing her on the neck and
body with knife which resulted to her death when you know that death will be
the probable consequences of your act. You thereby committed an offence
contrary to section 220 of the Penal Code and punishable under section 221 of
the Penal Code.
Etudo “M” 27 years of Nigerian Army, Lungi Barracks Abuja on or about March 27,
2014, at about 1600hrs at Dei-Dei, near Conoil filling station, Abuja within
the Abuja judicial division did rape one Binta Usman Kadade “f” of Dei-Dei
village by forcefully having sexual intercourse with her against her wish and
thereafter stabbed her neck and body with knife to death you thereby committed
an offence contrary to section 282 of the Penal Code and punishable under
section 283 of the Penal Code”.
no-case-submission after the prosecution closed its case after it called four
witnesses and tendered 21 exhibits. After the dismissal of his
no-case-submission, the accused soldier decided to present himself as a
testifier, insisting that he was innocent of the charge.
that area to chat his wedding plans with him.
commander in my Commander Tango’s house. I took a break by 10 am after
submitting my arms and ammunition to my junior, I left to Dei-Dei to see my
friend called Igwe at Dei-Dei to discuss about my planned white wedding.
to urinate, in the process I was attacked by some hoodlums who inflicted
injuries in me. I ran to the Conoil filling station.”
Conoil, I shouted thief! thief! and fainted due to loss of blood.
happened after regaining consciousness, I found myself in the hospital naked.”
in Dei- Dei, one of the prosecution witnesses, told the court that he saw the
defendant forced the victim into the bush.
a motorbike,(okada) when he came towards the deceased side, he told the Okada
rider to stop. He dropped from the motorcycle and asked him to go. And he
forced the deceased – a milk seller, into the bush.
point where they entered the bush, I met the accused person on top of the
deceased with knife. He was stabbing her on the neck and on the abdomen”.
Simon Lough who is the prosecution counsel, further presented a medical report
signed by a chief consultant pathologist, Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital,
Abuja, Dr. A.U. Mukthar.
the trial Justice, person in A.S. Adepoju, she held that the prosecution
successfully proved its case against the accused person.
mercy to him”, the Judge who was almost moved to tears declared.
hereby sentenced to death by hanging for the offence of culpable homicide under
section 221 of the Panel Code
supreme price for his callousness and his ungodliness.
by slaying the victim, I have no mercy for him as well.”
the accused is sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour. The terms
are to run concurrently.” Justice Adepoju held.