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Court Sentences 28-year-old Woman to Death by Hanging for Stabbing and Setting Her Husband Ablaze



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An Effurun High Court has sentenced a 28-year-old woman, Mary Attah for stabbing her husband with a kitchen knife and setting him ablaze, THISDAY reports.

The prosecution counsel, Patrick Makeko told the court that Mary was married to Darlington Attah (now deceased) and they have four children together.

He said that on or around July 6 2012, Mary attacked her husband with a kitchen knife as a result of a phone call which she alleged was from her husband’s lawyer.

According to Patrick, they were having a “nice time” when the call came in, so she rushed to the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and also armed herself with pepper which she rubbed on her husband’s face before stabbing him in the neck.

Patrick added that she poured fuel on her already bleeding husband and set him ablaze. The man died at the Warri Central Hospital.

Delivering the ruling, Justice E.I Oritsejafor said

From the evidence before this court and in particular the extrajudicial statement of the accused person, Exhibit A and the evidence of PW1 and PW2 which corroborates and is consistent with the facts contained in the said extrajudicial statement Exhibit A, I hold that the prosecution his proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused person murdered her deceased husband on or about July 6, 2012, and I find the accused person guilty of the murder of Darlington Attah as charged.

Accused person is accordingly, hereby convicted of the offence of murder.

The sentence of this court upon you, Mary Attah is death by hanging by the neck till you be dead and may the Lord have mercy on your soul.


  1. Paul Adeyemo

    July 26, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Feminism at its peak. Both men and women in Nigeria are wicked. I can confidently say more men or husband have been killed by their wives in the last 5 years than the reverse. Feminism preaches equity in all ramification including domestic violence.


      July 26, 2016 at 10:54 am

      You are a – head.

    • abeg!

      July 26, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Paul how did feminism enter this issue. you’re so silly, it hurts.

    • An Afrikan Butterfly

      July 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      LOL how is this about feminism? You can confidently say, what? Where are your statistics? Where are your receipts? PLEASE.

  2. Prince

    July 26, 2016 at 10:51 am

    This world this world and this world. God help us.

  3. bruno

    July 26, 2016 at 11:01 am

    ” Patrick added that she poured fuel on her already
    bleeding husband and set him ablaze”

    nigerian women are evil. u stabbed him, thats not enough u decided to burn him. I’m surprised she dont cut his penis off cause that’s what most nigerian women are obsessed with nowadays
    may the lord truly have mercy on her useless soul.
    I pity the 4 kids.

    • Naijatalk

      July 26, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      But you don’t believe in any lord.

    • Tosin

      July 27, 2016 at 6:08 am

      bruno, if you kill me with laff, they will hang you till you’re dead may amadioha bless your hilarious soul.

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