Death row inmate’s attorney fails to impress CoA


An attorney for death row inmate Patrick Gabaakanye has pleaded for mercy from the Court of Appeal (CoA) saying that a death penalty was too harsh for his client.

Yesterday before the bench of three judges, Martin Dingake argued that Gabaakanye was convicted purely based on circumstantial evidence.

The 55-year-old Gabaakanye was convicted and sentenced to death by the High Court in 2014 for the murder of an elderly couple at Ga-Mosu Lands in 2010 that left an old blind man dead and his wife wounded.

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