The Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, has sentenced Akeem Lawal to death by hanging for attacking his 90-year-old mother, Taibat, with a machete.
Concise News learned that Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye delivered the judgment on Monday, March 18, 2019.
The judge also found the defendant guilty of attacking his step sister, Sherifat Olanipekun with a matchet and a gun.
Lawal was arraigned on 3 May, 2016, on two counts preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.
“I find you guilty on both counts,” the judge said, “You shall be hanged by the neck until you die.
“May the Lord have mercy on your soul.”
The judge held that the prosecution was able to prove that the alleged robbery and armed robbery actually happened.
He added that the convict was one of the armed robbers who attacked the victims.
The judge said she had no reason to doubt the testimonies of the victims because they were eye witnesses to the incident and had a close opportunity to see the robbers.
After sentencing, the convict’s counsel, Mrs E. B. Obiogwu, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy, adding that the convict had a son who depended on him.
She also added that the convict “if given another chance, won’t toe the line of crime again”.