Lagos Lawyer Remanded In Prison For Killing Husband

Lagos Lawyer Remanded In Prison For Killing Husband

Eniola Awokoya

A Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court, has ordered Mrs Udeme Odibi, who allegedly killed her Lawyer husband, to be remanded in Kirikiri Female Prisons.

Odibi, was docked before the court on one count charge of murder by the Police.

According to the police, the offences are contrary to and punishable under section 223 of the criminal laws of Lagos state of Nigeria, 2015.

After the charge was read to the defendant, the prosecutor, Mr. Effiong Asuquo, a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, told the court that the accused committed the offences on the third of May at her residence, in Diamond Estate, Sango-Tedo, Lagos, by ripping out her husband’s intestine and genitals with a knife

He urged the court to remand the forty seven year old Lawyer in prisons custody, pending an advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP.

Defense counsel, Mr. Oluseye Bamijoko, informed the court that the result of psychiatric evaluation carried out on his client was not made available to them.

In her ruling, the presiding Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Kikelomo Ayeye, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison pending the outcome of legal advice from the State Directorate of Public Prosecution.

She also declined the request to stop the planned burial of the deceased tomorrow saying that will be a rude interruption to the right of the deceased.

that the matter has been adjourned till twenty-fifth of next month, for outcome of DPP advice.

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