‘May God have mercy on your soul as I sentence you to death’ – Judge to spiritualist who killed wife, daughter to pacify idols

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A presiding judge at the Bolgatanga High Court has sentenced Mbawona Tindana, a self-styled spiritualist, to death for killing his wife and daughter to pacify his idols.

Justice Charles Adjei Wilson, in delivering his ruling, prayed for mercy from above for the culprit.

“May the Almighty God and Allah have mercy on your soul as I sentence you to death,” he prayed.

The offender, Mbawona Tindana, aged 35, was tried on two counts. He, however, pleaded not guilty.

But was found guilty unanimously by a 7-member jury that sat on the case.

Prior to the final decision of the jury, the presiding judge indicated that per section 46 of the Criminal Offenses Act, 1960 (Act 29), the punishment for an accused standing trial for murder is death unless proven otherwise.

Subsequently, after narrating the accounts of witnesses to the case as well as the account of the accused to the fully packed courtroom on Wednesday, June 1, he asked the jury to retire to the chamber, deliberate finally, and come back with their verdict.

Upon return, he said, “so based upon the verdict of the jury, I sentence you to death and that you will be confined in the prison for life and that it is only by a presidential pardon that you can be out of jail”.


Source: Myjoyonline.com

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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