Lawrence Stabbed Wife Over Sachet Water

Lagos Court remands 49-yr-old man for stabbing his wife to death over sachet water

A Magistrate’s 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 the state

It was gathered that the defendant k#lled 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 m¥rder, an offense 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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Written by Gracious Berinyu

Journalist at CMTV Buea, Cameroon; Chief Marketing Office at C. Media Group of Companies

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