A Lagos couple accused of causing the death of their 14 year old domestic servant are set to receive the final verdict on the matter on the 23rd of October.
Elochukwu Nnajiofor and his wife, Chiamaka of 81, Femi Tella Street, Ago Palace Way in the Okota area of the state were previously charged with the alleged murder of one Oliver Arakwe.
This how The NationÂ reportsÂ it:
Â The trial judge, Justice Lateefat Okunnu, fixed the date for judgment following the adoption of final written addresses by the prosecution and the defence.
Â The defendants were arraigned onÂ by the (DPP) for Arakweâ€™s alleged murder. The DPP had alleged that Chiamaka, 27, tortured Arakwe, to death by chaining him for two days during which he beat the helpless boy mercilessly.
Â He said the severe punishment meted to the boy eventually led to his death at the Eko Hospital, Surulere, on August17, 2010. At the resumed trial of the matter yesterday, Adamson said the prosecution had proven its case against the defendants.
Â â€œThe court should find the defendants guilty as charged,â€ he said.
Â The defendantsâ€™ counsel, Mr Israel Samuel, in his final address, urged the court to discharge his clients, saying that the prosecution failed to prove the charge.Â He said Arakwe was suffering from diarrhea, which led to his death despite the treatment administered to him at the hospital.