Woman to die by hanging for setting ablaze co-wife, 7 children in Ebonyi

An aged woman, one Mrs Agnes Nwefuru, who hails from Ogboji community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was on Monday sentenced to death by hanging for setting ablaze her co-wife and seven children.

The suspect was convicted by a State High Court sitting in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.

The Plaintiff, Ebonyi State Government had in a suit No. HAW/13C/2017, brought against the defendant, Agnes Nwefuru, accused her of setting ablaze the House of her co-wife, Felicia Nwefuru, which took her life and the lives of her seven children.

The prosecution contended that the accused also burnt her own house during the evil act as a camouflage.

It further contended that the accused removed all her belongings and that of her children and took them to a safe place outside…

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