Banker sentenced to death by hanging for killing wife

Banker sentenced to death by hanging for killing wifeA banker, Mr. Theophilus Ajakaiye has been sentenced to death by hanging by an Abia state High Court for killing his wife, Theodora.

DailyPost had gathered that the convict allegedly murdered his wife, who until her death was an employee of
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. We gathered that Theophilus committed the heinous crime on October 12, 2009.

The charge read, “The accused person is charged with one-count of murder contrary to Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Vol. 11, Cap. 30 Laws of Eastern Nigeria, 1963, applicable in Abia State.”

Sources told Peculiar Magazine that the legal battle between the deceased’s family and the accused, started since the death of the lady.

The Presiding Judge, Justice T.U. Uzokwe, said in his judgment that having heard from the accused person, learned counsel for the accused and the prosecuting counsel, the offence carried a mandatory sentence which is death.

 He said the court had no power to reduce the sentence and that he had no option but to sentence the accused.

The judge said, “Though the accused was not seen killing the deceased, I find that the accumulated circumstantial facts found proved that the accused indeed murdered his wife, Theodora Ajakaiye.

“Suffice it to say that I find the accused guilty as charged and I convict him accordingly.”

The sentence read, “Theophilus Ajakaiye -The sentence of this court upon you is that you be hanged by the neck until you be dead and may the merciful Lord have mercy on your soul.”

In the allocutus, Counsel for the accused pleaded for mercy on behalf of his client.

He said, “I thank the court for this well considered judgment. The accused has no criminal record. We plead for mercy. There are two children to the marriage and they have already lost their mother.”

However, the convict is yet to make an appeal against the judgment.



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2 Responses to Banker sentenced to death by hanging for killing wife

  1. nora says:


  2. Miracle says:

    YHow did this man killed his wife for God sake nigeria should please look into this issue and use mercy to temper justice

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