One Mr. Philips Katungi intentionally stabbed his wife Mrs. Justina James to death after he discovered to have been infected with HIV by wife. Mr. Philip who pleaded guilty before the presiding Justice Raliatu Adebiyi at the Ikeja high court said he acted out of provocation.
In her judgment, Justice Raliatu sentenced the defendant Philip Katungi to death after he was found guilty of murder which incurred a mandatory punishment by law in line with section 221 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2011.
Mr. Philip had also allegedly stabbed himself with the kitchen knife with which he had stabbed his wife to death when she threatened to leave him for another man after infecting him with the dreaded disease.
Hiding under the cover of provocation Mr. Philip alleged he was first stabbed by the deceased over a missing phone argument.
Some may argue who committed the greater offence, husband or wife?. All the same no one has the right to take another’s life. Even the court?.