The Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi, who killed a Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs. Omobolanle Raheem, has been sentenced to death by hanging.
The trigger-happy policeman was convicted by the Lagos High Court Sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square on Lagos Island, on Monday.
Justice Ibironke Harrison sentenced the ASP after finding him guilty of the murder of the pregnant lawyer.
Harrison held that the prosecution was able to prove its case without reasonable doubt.
“The court finds the defendant guilty on one count of murder. You will be hanged by the neck till you are dead.” the judge held.
Speaking after the sentence, the lawyer of the deceased, Olakitan Bolu-Agbaje, praised the court for its judgment.
Meanwhile, a 40-year-old carpenter, Sunday Agada, was on Monday docked in a Karu Grade I Area Court in Abuja, for allegedly swindling his client of N400,000.
The police charged Agada with criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal misappropriation.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Ade Adeyanju, told the court that the complainant, Ochuba Njidea of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) academy in Karu, Abuja entrusted the sum of N400,000 to him for a set of chairs, but with the intent to cheat, he dishonestly converted all the money to his personal use and failed to produce the work as agreed.
During the police investigation, he said, the defendant confessed to the crime.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 312, 322 and 309 of the Penal Code.
The Judge, Umar Mayana, granted the defendant bail and ordered that a deposit of N400,000 be made as bail bond.
He said that the sureties must live within the court’s jurisdiction, and their addresses would be verified by court officers.
The judge adjourned the case until October 11 for further hearing.