Woman nabbed in Ogun for attempting to dump body of lover
According to the police, the deceased who was a man-friend of the suspect came to spend the night with her at her Abeokuta residence, but died in a questionable manner.
The command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a release in Abeokuta yesterday indicated that the suspect later in the night, attempted to dump the body in a nearby bush “not knowing that somebody around the area was observing the whole thing”.
According to Oyeyemi, based on the report by the person who saw the suspect dumping the body, she was arrested “and the body moved to the mortuary.
“On interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased is her long time lover who used to pass the night in her place, but on that fateful day, he came as usual, but suddenly developed a strange illness in the night and before she could call for help, the man gave up the ghost.”
The release added: “She confessed that she wanted to dump the body out of fear. The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to take over the case for proper investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect”.
In another development, a woman, Gift Daniel, who allegedly killed a cleric for attempting to rape her, was yesterday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. According to the police, Daniel, aged 25, of No. 1, Alhaji Aleke Street, Bariga, Lagos, stabbed Taofeek Olumoro, 52, to death with a kitchen knife.
The defendant was arraigned before Mrs. A. Kusanu on a one-count charge of murder. Prosecuting Inspector Oladele Adebayo told the court that the defendant committed the offence at about 10:00p.m. on February 16, at No. 3, Bajulaiye Street, Fadeyi, Lagos.
Adebayo said: “The defendant was lured into the deceased’s room where he tried to forcibly have sexual intercourse with her and in her defence she picked up a knife and stabbed him fatally on his chest.”
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 222 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State. Daniel pleaded “Not guilty.”
Chief Magistrate Kusanu granted her N200,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum. She also ordered that the case file be duplicated and forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice. The case was adjourned till March 27 for the DPP’s advice.
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