A Delta State High Court sitting in Asaba, Tuesday, gave a death sentenced on one Lucky Anyali, by hanging for committing murder.
The 26-years-old Anyali was convicted on a one count charge of murder, punishable under section 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap C. 21 Volume 1, Laws of Delta State of Nigeria, 2006.
Anyali, a builder, on or about February 18, 2014 at Ogwashi-Uku, within the Ogwash-Uku Judicial Division, murdered one Emeka Ashibuogwu by stabbing him in the chest region with a kitchen knife.
Ashibuogwu, who reportedly died at the Ogwashi Uku General Hospital where he was rushed to, was said to have had a scuffle with his assailant when he went to see his estranged wife who had a three year old daughter for him.
It was alleged that the convicted murderer was having an affair with the estranged wife of the deceased.
It was further gathered that Anyali became furious on sighting Emeka that night who reportedly visited to see his three old daughter who was said to be ill.
After committing the offence, the accused fled the crime scene that night but was later arrested by youths of the area the next morning and handed him over to the Police at Ogwash-Uku.
At the police station, he admitted in his voluntary statement to have committed the offence, according to him, in self-defence, a position he maintained during trial but which was dismissed by the court and was consequently sentenced to death by hanging.