A woman identified as Agnes Nwefuru has been sentenced to death by hanging for setting ablaze her co-wife Felicia Nwefuru and killing her seven step-children.
The judgment was handed down by the Ebonyi State High Court.
According to reports gathered by Naija News, the incident occurred after Mr. Sylvanus Nwefuru and Miss Ukamaka Nwefuru, one of Felicia’s daughters survived the 2017 fire incident which began at 3am and reportedly killed eight members of the family at Ogboji community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State
According to reports, the Ebonyi State Government in the suit no.HAW/13C/2017 accused the convict of removing all her belongings and that of her children which she took to a safe spot before burning down her own house to hide her crime.
After listening to all parties involved, Justice Uwabunkonye Onwosi who presided over the case said the plaintiff proved that the defendant was guilty of the murder charge preferred against her.
“Nwefuru Agnes is found guilty of murder and is hereby convicted. The term of her sentence is that she be hanged by the neck until she is dead”, the judge said.