21 YR-OLD Bags 10 Years Jail for Killing Brother


A 21-year old chap, Shefiu Abubakar  is to  remain behind bars for the next 10 years for sending  his brother, Babuga Abubakar, to the great beyond.   Justice Durosinlohun Kawu of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin ordered that Shefiu should be imprisoned for 10 years. Global Excellence  gathered that the chap , a resident of  Dona Dogo, Edu local government, Kwara State took decision to end his brother’s life on the grounds that he suspected that his brother was having love affair with his wife. In his judgment, Justice Kawu stated that the convict in 2015 went to his elder brother’s house after reporting at the police station that his brother was seeing his wife. The trial judge added that Abubakar made his presence known and that as soon as his brother emerged from the building, he hit him on the head with a big stick which made him to give up the ghost instantly.  ‘I did not intend to use the stick to kill him but to defend myself’ Abubakar was reported to have submitted.  The court, however, said the prosecutor justified section 221 by proving his case beyond every reasonable doubt and established the case of culpable homicide against the convict. He said Abubakar used the big stick to hit his brother on the head, not considering the consequences of his action,  the argument that the convict killed the deceased to save his life was not according to him tenable.   After making an interlocutory appeal through his counsel, Barrister Yusuf Gbajumo, the convict pleaded with the judge to temper judgment with mercy. Gbajumo had also pleaded that the convict is the bread winner of his house also being one who has not got any successor sentencing him to death will according to the defence counsel mark the end of his generation. Abubakar, however, eventually bagged 10-year jail term