A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has remanded Stella Olowofoyekun, a 35-year-old woman, on Friday, for allegedly stabbing her neighbour to death with a broken bottle.
Stella who is a petty trader, is facing a count charge of murder, but her plea was not taken.
Oluwatoyin Oghere, the Chief Magistrate ordered that she should be kept at the Ikoyi Correctional Center, Lagos, pending legal advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The chief magistrate, however, adjourned the case till March 24.
Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, the Prosecutor, had earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 11.30 pm. at Mati Community, Snake Island, Apapa area of Lagos.
According to her, the defendant had stabbed her neighbour, Mr. Monday Bella, to death with a broken bottle because he was playfully touching her.
The prosecutor said, the deceased was touching the defendant on her waist, but she kept telling him to stop but he refused.
The situation escalated into a serious banter, which led to the defendant picking up a broken bottle and stabbing him in the neck.
She added that, other neighbors rushed the deceased to a hospital, but he was declared dead on arrival.
She however maintain that, the offence contravenes Section 222 and punishable under Section 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
Section 223 stipulates death penalty for the offence of murder
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