Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Court remands woman for allegedly killing lover

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a woman, Ese Itacomi, at Ikoyi Prisons for allegedly killing her lover, Tunde Bello.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs E.B. Daodu, said the accused should remain in prison custody pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The accused, 34, who lives at the deceased’s house at No. 6, Gidado St., Morogbo, Lagos, is facing a charge of murder.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Richard Odigie, told the court that the offence was committed on May 13 at 3.00 a.m. at the residence of the deceased.

He said the accused and the deceased, 48, had met in a commercial bus, chatted and exchanged telephone numbers.

“The accused had problem with accommodation, she called the deceased for help and the deceased offered her accommodation in his apartment which she accepted.

“On the fateful day, the accused went out on a social engagement and returned home late in the night.

“The accused met the deceased coughing and later prepared food for him; the deceased used his herbal mixture and they went to bed.

“As the deceased was coughing water with traces blood started coming out of his mouth and he later hit his head on the floor.

“The accused screamed for help and the landlord rushed the deceased to a hospital and also reported the case at the police station,” Odigie said.

He said the body of the deceased had been deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital mortuary, Ikeja, for autopsy.

The offence, he noted, contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The chief magistrate adjourned the case till July 30 for mention. (NAN)

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