Man Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Beating Father To Death

Man Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Beating Father To Death

Monday Effiong Philip, a 39-year-old man, in Akwa Ibom State has been sentenced to life imprisonment for beating his 68-year-old father to death over witchcraft accusation. THIS DAY reports.

An Uyo High Court presided over by Justice Bassey Nkanang convicted Philip, a bricklayer from Mbiakpan Atan in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of the state.

Philip was found guilty and convicted for beating his father over the allegation that he was the wizard responsible for the inability of the convict’s wife to get pregnant.

See Other Top News:

According to THIS DAY, the prosecutor had in a murder charge between the state against the convict, Philip, told the court that the convict had on May 27, 2017, upon the complaint of his wife against her father-in-law, hit his father and pushed him down.

The prosecutor had told the court that even when a neighbor carried the sexagenarian into his room, the convict locked up the door to his father’s room and left.

The convict was said to have returned the next day with a patent medicine dealer, only to find the father dead in the room. Information Guide Nigeria

In an hour judgment, Justice Nkanang held that the invitation of the patent medicine dealer by the convict was an indication that in spite of the unwarranted and unlawful assault on his father, he had no intention of causing his death, nor did he know that death would be probable consequence of his action.

“Whereas it was the act of the accused person that resulted in the death of the deceased, the six circumstances provided for in Section 323 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Akwa Ibom State, which identifies what constitutes murder, appear to be absent in the entire scenario of the case,” the Judge said.

Justice Nkanang further held that “the position of the court, on the extent to which evidence at the trial has established the three ingredients of murder, is that the deceased is dead and the act of the accused person is responsible for his death, but there is insufficient evidence to prove the third mandatory ingredient in a charge of murder.

“It is the position of the law that the particulars of the lesser offence must be capable of being subsumed in the original charge such that it is possible to carve out the lesser offence from the particulars of the original charge, which was murder.”

Justice Nkanang said: “It is this law that vests the trial court with the power to convict for a lesser offense, where the ingredients of the said lesser offence are contained in the aggravated charge and are found proved”.

The court resolved the issue in favour of the prosecution, and convicted Philip for manslaughter, and sentenced him to imprisonment for life.

The convict, who is a father of one, pleaded with the court to have mercy on him, saying he is the only child of his father.

👍Advertise your business on!

From just N4,999 per month, you can advertise your products and services to over 1,500,000 users on our website. Click here to read more.


Information is Power!

Don’t miss any valuable information or opportunity that can change your life, business, and family positively and permanently.


Click Here to Join our Google Group 

For Latest updates on News, Jobs & Business Ideas, and Opportunities.

Copyright Warning!

Contents on this website may not be republished, reproduced, or redistributed either in whole or in part without due permission or acknowledgment.
Proper acknowledgment includes, but not limited to (a) LINK BACK TO THE ARTICLE in the case of re-publication on online media, (b) Proper referencing in the case of usage in research, magazine, brochure, or academic purposes,.
All contents are protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1996 (DMCA).

The images, except where otherwise indicated, are taken directly from the web, if some images were inserted by mistake violating the copyright, please contact the administrator for immediate removal.

We publish all content with good intentions. If you own this content & believe your copyright was violated or infringed, please contact us  for immediate removal.

🤑 Start Making Money from home today!

👉 Get the correct FREE FOOTBALL PREDICTION TIPS and Guides today. Click here


🤑 Make Money now!

👉 Make money writing for us. Apply for Freelance writing jobs in Nigeria.

👉 Make Money as InfoGuideNigeria Advertising Agents, read more here



Essien, Goodnews is a gruaduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo; Currently working at Infoguide Media as a news writer.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button

It looks like you're using an ad blocker!

This website is maintained by the advertising revenue and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled. Please disable Ad-Blocker