Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay of a Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) on Tuesday sentenced a 32-year-old labourer, Philip Ikechi, to life imprisonment for murder.
The Lagos State government arraigned Ikechi on a two-count charge of murder and causing bodily harm in 2015.
He had pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecution called five witnesses in the case.
The judge held that the prosecution proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Nicol-Clay said: “To prove the guilt of the defendant in the instant case, the prosecution called five witnesses who gave account of facts and synopsis of events that led to the death of the deceased, Mr. Puadebi Yaige.
“The First Prosecution Witness (PW1) stated that he was the one that carried the corpse of the deceased to his father’s house.
“PW2 testified that on April 13, 2014, the defendant visited his friend Abu. While the defendant was there, he fought with his brother and threatened to kill everybody.
“PW3 testified that on April 14, 2014, he was at Pako Bridge with the deceased when the defendant and his gang, armed with knives, cutlasses and woods, attacked people.