A Plateau High Court sitting in Barkin-Ladi on Thursday sentenced a 37-year-old man, Benjamin Toma, to death by hanging for killing his wife, Vicky.
Justice Samson Gang, in a 68-paged judgment, pronounced Toma guilty of a one-count charge of culpable homicide, punishable with death, under section 221 of the penal code.
“Going by the findings of this court, you, Benjamin Toma, mercilessly and in a calculative manner, took the life of your wife in cold blood. “You have not shown any remorse for your reprehensible act at the time of the incident and throughout the entire trial. You were exhibiting such character traits that seem to suggest your deep conviction about the justness of your wicked and callous act.
“In all of this, your two children are the ultimate losers, but the law shall nonetheless take its course; the offence for which you are being charged, does not contemplate a plea in mitigation. The sentence of this court upon you is that you, Benjamin Toma, will be hanged until you are dead,” Gang declared.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Toma was arraigned on October 13, 2014 to answer a one-count charge of culpable homicide punishable with death, under section 221 of the penal code. Read more