1.I have considered the mitigation tendered by Counsel for the accused together with the Probation Officer’s Pre-sentencing Report filed on December 5, 2022. The report reveals that the accused is the sole breadwinner of his family comprising of at least four school-going children.
2.The accused caused the death of his own brother following a scuffle. I note that the accused has been in custody since his arrest as he awaited his trial. I also note that the Pre-sentence Report does not favour a non-custodial sentence owing to the tension in the accused’s family circles.
3.In the circumstances, I sentence the accused to four (4) years imprisonment. The sentence period shall run from the date of his first court appearance being September 6, 2021.
4.Right of appeal against sentence within 14 days from today’s date.