For stabbing his 33-year old business partner, Sanni Mohammed, to death, 27-year-old Abubakar Samaila is to spend the next 20 years in prison, an Ikeja High Court ruled on Wednesday.
Samaila, who was 23 years old when he committed the murder, had jointly ran petroleum products business with the deceased.
He stabbed him with a knife during a fight over a business deal, according to the prosecution.
The convict was initially charged for murder contrary to Section 227 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
However, Justice Raliatu Adebiyi, while delivering her judgment on Wednesday, convicted Samaila for a lesser charge of “involuntary manslaughter due to the inability of the prosecution to prove the charge of murder beyond reasonable doubt.”
“The court hereby finds you, Abubakar Samaila, guilty of involuntary manslaughter and convicts you of an offence of involuntary…
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