Man to die by hanging for beating his mother to death in Plateau

A 24 year old man is to die by hanging for beating his biological mother to death, in Plateau State.

The convict, Godwin Banchir, was sentenced to death by a plateau state high court, for killing his 65 year old mother, Sarat Banchir, for not responding to his greeting.

The incident, according to the convict, in his confessional statement, occurred on January 21, 2016, explained that in anger, he beat her with the stick of an axe around her ribs.

The convict said that his mother fell down and started shouting, after she was hit, adding that this attracted neighbours who beat him and took him to the police station.

He said before the incident, they had been having misunderstanding, at times when she refused to cook for him.

Justice Daniel Longroy, in his judgement, ruled that the man be hung by the neck until he died.

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