Stephen Anona was sentenced this morning by the Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo over the death of Daniel Bassey Solomon three years ago.

Daniel, an Uyo-based barber, allegedly owed Stephen a debt of N750,000 which he was reluctant to pay. Stephen Anona then lured his victim into his rented one-room apartment on Itu Road, Uyo, on July 28, 2015, and gave him food to eat. Unknown to Daniel, a susbtance was put in the food and he fell into a deep sleep afterwards.

Stephen then used a sharp machete and cut off Daniel’s head, legs, hands and abdomen, and carefully packed them into different bags which he secretly dumped in gutters and other places.

A man who mudered his friend and cut him into small bits for disposal has been sentenced to death by hanging.