A Lagos High Court sitting in the Igbosere area has sentenced a cook identified as Janet James, to 14 years imprisonment.
Janet, 34, was sentenced for beating her eight-year-old brother, Saviour James, to death for stealing meat from a pot of soup on August 10, 2009. Justice Adedayo Akintoye convicted her on Monday following her plea of guilty to an amended one-count of manslaughter.
The judge said the 14-year imprisonment would take effect from August 21, 2009, when Janet was remanded by a magistrates’ court. Justice Akintoye noted that the defendant entered a plea bargain agreement with the prosecution on Monday last week at the High Court.
The sentence and plea bargain agreement stated, “The defendant has shown remorse for the offence of manslaughter committed on the 10th day of August 2009 against the person of one Saviour Effiong. “The defendant pleads guilty to the offence as charged. The defendant has agreed to serve 14 years jail term from the date…