Alleged culpable homicide: 27-year-old man files no-case submission


A 37-year-old man, Matthew Ankyoor, who allegedly beat up his eight-month pregnant wife to death, on Tuesday filed a no-case submission in an FCT High Court Maitama.

Anykoor is charged with three count charge bordering on culpable homicide punishable with death.

The defendant counsel, Mr Ocheme Adama, informed the court that his client will not enter his defence after the prosecution closed its case.

Adama said that he intends to  file  a no- case- submission.

Sequel to this, Justice Peter Affen, adjourned the case until Aug. 6, for hearing  in the no- case -submission.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Danatus Abah, earlier informed the court that he was closing his case after calling his last witness, Miss Deborah Samuel who investigated the matter.

At the close of her testimony, Abah, informed the court that the prosecution was closing its case.

The prosecution called two witnesses before closing its case.

NAN reports that the police alleged that on June 5, 2017 at about 8. 30 p.m. at Lugbe Area of Abuja, the defendant caused the death of his wife, Doorsu, who was eight months pregnant, an offence punishable under Section 221 of the Penal Code Law.

He was also accused of causing the death of an unborn child by an act amounting to culpable homicide as he on the said day caused the death of an unborn child of his wife, contrary to Section 236 of the Penal Code Law.

Anykoor, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him . (NAN)

– July 23, 2019 @ 14:49 GMT |

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