A certain Ifeanyi Nnamoko, 42, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for cutting off his best friend, Ifeanyi Anyanwu’s head with a cutlass, during a fight.
Nnamoko, a scavenger, was convicted by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo on one count of murder. The convict committed the offence on March 4, 2011, at about 8.30 am at Oregun, Alausa, Ikeja.
Report has it that Nnamoko and the deceased were scavengers working on the refuse dump site in Ojota. The convict said that he had a misunderstanding with the deceased which led to a fight.
He said that the deceased began to insult him after a colleague brought him a bottle of wine. They got into a fight which led the deceased to hit him with a bottle on his head and also stabbed him.
The father of four said he retaliated by giving him a machete cut on his head and neck respectively.