The Lagos State High Court sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square sentenced Daniel Gajo to 21 years in prison for the death of his 24-year-old wife, Esther.
The suspect, who had previously pleaded not guilty to one count of manslaughter at the time of his arrest, was remanded in custody on June 13, 2013, for conduct contrary to Section 227 of the Lagos State Criminal Act, 2015, amended its request on Thursday, June. 16., as approved by lawyers, led by Olayemi Shofolu.
The school filed a motion in a defense contract signed by defense attorneys and asked the court to sentence him to 17 years in prison as provided in the agreement.
Security adviser, S.N. Nwodo, backed the arrangement with his client, who told the court he had been forced to change his request for a reduced sentence.
Judge Adesanya presided over the case, which was adjourned due to the seriousness of the crime.
“The accused killed his wife at her mother’s house. I do not belong to a court, and I can decide to increase the age. No one has the right to kill another.
“I took into account the comments of the group. I also understand that the court will not accept the trial agreement. For this, I condemn you, Daniel Gajo, as an accuser. Given all the facts, this court rejected the 17-year contract. I sentence you, Daniel Gajo, to 21 years in prison from the date of your appeal, June 13, 2013.”