Wrestler sentenced to death by hanging for pounding wife to death
Thank-You Grim, a wrestler in the Guyuk Local Government Area of Adamawa State, was given a hanging sentence for the murder of his wife, Kwalla Grim.
The wrestler was condemned after the court found him guilty of murder during his trial before Justice Nathan Musa, the chief judge of Adamawa State.
Justice Musa, while delivering his judgement on Tuesday, said, “the prosecution was able to prove with cogent evidence that the convict actually killed the deceased. Therefore, the convict is accordingly sentenced to death by hanging as provided by Section 192(b) of Penal Code Law.”
It was gathered that the wrestler, who hails from the Sili community in the Guyuk LGA, caused the death of his wife on March 24, 2018.
According to court records, Thank-You “wrestled his wife to the ground and used pestle in smashing her face in a dreadful manner with the knowledge that her death would be probable of his act.”
According to records, the marriage between the duo was fraught with challenges before the incident that claimed Kwalla’s life on January 10, 2018.
After the couple ended their union, the deceased reportedly fell in love with another man and decided to remarry.
She was said to have mounted pressure on the convict to divorce her.
It was gathered that the wrestler, who earlier rejected her entreaties, decided to agree and lure her to his house, only to plead with her to return to the marriage.
She was said to have refused his entreaties.
The convict, while testifying in court, said he was irked after Kwala disclosed to him that she charmed him.
He claimed that he did not know when he wrestled her to the ground and used the pestle to attack her.
The wrestler disclosed that he chased away some neighbours who attempted to intervene after they heard her cry for help.
According to him, he reported himself to the police at Chikila in Guyuk LGA on that day, where he told the police he murdered his estranged wife.