The suspect, Benjamin Toma used an iron rod to kill his wife, Vicky, while hanged her in the store to give a false witness that she committed suicide.
But Benjamin was caught and he was dragged to Plateau High Court, facing one count charge of culpable homicide under the section 221 of penal code.
According to report, the suspect committed the crime on March 4, 2014 and dragged to court on October 13, while investigation going on since then, before been sentenced to death by hanging on Thursday.
Sgt. Sunday Abu, the prosecution who investigated the case disclosed that the suspect noted this during a confessional statement that he asked for sex from his wife Vicky on the incident day, but she refused.
Sgt. Abu shows the confirmation confessional statement of Mr. Toma to Justice Samson Gang the judge, added that the suspect also confessed that his wife refused to grant his request, claiming that Vicky had determinedly rejected that demand for more than one year, saying that her husband had HIV/AIDS.
He said: “Toma said that because of this wife's allegation, he went to the hospital and confirmed he had hepatitis and not HIV. He told investigators that on that night, he struggled with his wife and later used an iron rod to hit her”.
The prosecutor further declared that when Vicky fell, he left her on the ground for two hours, and later carried her out of the room and used a rope to hang her in a store to claimed false witness.
Sgt. Abu said when asked whether someone assists him during his bad act, he said that Toma replied saying he acted alone without any help and that even the children were fast asleep and did not know what was happening.
Sambo Ngo, the mother of the victim who reports the case to the police told the court saying she heard people crying at her daughter's marital home, while rushed to confirm what happened but discover the body of her daughter hanging from the roof.
While she reports the incident to her son, who is said to be a captain, who investigate the issue and observed that some wounds are on the victim body and the table claimed that Vicky stood on to commit suicide was very far from her, while he gathered the information and informed the police.
At the first stage, the suspect pleaded not guilty, claimed that she committed suicide, while he later confessed at the second stage.
Following the confirmation confessional statement shown to the judge, Justice Gang declared that the suspect was guilty of the offence.
Justice Gang statement reads in part “Going by the findings of this court, you, Benjamin Toma, mercilessly and in a calculative manner, took the life of your wife in cold blood.
“You have not shown any remorse for your reprehensible act at the time of the incident and throughout the entire trial. You were exhibiting such character traits that seem to suggest your deep conviction about the justness of your wicked and callous act.
“In all of this, your two children are the ultimate losers, but the law shall nonetheless take its course; the offence for which you are being charged, does not contemplate a plea in mitigation.
“The sentence of this court upon you is that you, Benjamin Toma, will be hanged until you are dead,” the judge ruled.