Lagos Couple Bags 16yrs jailterm for Killing their Maid and Lying that she Committed suicide

Lagos Couple Bags 16yrs jailterm for Killing their Maid and Lying that she Committed suicide

A Lagos State High Court on Thursday, July 7, sentenced a couple, Fortune and Steve Nwankwo, to 16 years imprisonment for the involuntary manslaughter of their 19-year-old maid, Joy Adole.

They were both accused of killing Adole on April 20, 2020, at their residence located at Bariga, Lagos They however, denied the allegation, claiming that Adole committed suicide by hanging herself in her bedroom.

Justice Oyindamola Ogala found the couple guilty of conspiracy and manslaughter. While delivering judgment in suit no ID/13178C/20, Justice Ogala held that the prosecution had proved the charge of manslaughter, conspiracy and attempt to pervert justice and misconduct as regards the death of their maid at their residence.

The court convicted Stephen of the charges of conspiracy, attempt to pervert justice, misconduct and accessory after the fact of felony.

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