Monday, 9 January 2023

Court Remands 49-yr-old Man For Stabbing Wife To Death Over " Pure Water " In Lagos


A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos, has remanded a 49-year-old man, identified as Lawrence Itakpe, for stabbing his wife to death in Ajah area of Lagos State 

It was gathered that the defendant killed his wife, Rebecca, 47, at their home on Monday, December 5, 2022.

The couple, who were married for 11 years with two children, had an argument over sachet water, during which Itakpe was said to have rushed into their kitchen and returned with a knife, with which he reportedly stabbed his wife.

The defendant was said to have stabbed Rebecca multiple times in the chest and neck, leading to her death. 

The police prosecutor, Inspector Haruna Magaji, said Itakpe was arraigned on one count of murder, an offence puni§hable under Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

Magaji, therefore, asked the court to remand the defendant in custody for 30 days pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Granting the request, the presiding Chief Magistrate, O.Y. Adefope adjourned the case till Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

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