Agnes Nwefuru who was arriagned before an Ebonyi State High Court for setting ablaze her co-wife Felicia Nwefuru, killing her seven step-children in the process has been sentenced to death by hanging.

Recall that though her husband, Mr. Sylvanus Nwefuru and Miss Ukamaka Nwefuru said to be one of the Felicia’s daughters survived the 2017 fire incident which started by 3am at Ogboji community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, 8 members of the family were killed by the fire.

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.

Justice Uwabunkonye Onwosi who presided over the case, said the the plaintiff proved that the defendant was guilty of the murder charge preferred against her.

The Judge said;

“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.”

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