An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court has ordered 24-year-old woman, Olamide Akinbola, who stabbed her husband to death in Ikorodu area of Lagos State be remanded in Kirikiri Prison.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Komolafe, who gave the ruling, said Olamide, a school teacher should remain behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
At the hearing of the case today, the prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin told the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Komolafe, that Olamide committed the offence on May 30th at No. 1, Olupebi Abijo St., Gbaga, off Ijede Road, Ikorodu. p
Omisakin had told the court that the accused stabbed her husband, Dare Akinbobola, 28, on his neck to death with a kitchen knife. The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised). If found guilty, the offence attracts death penalty.
Olamide however told the court that she only stabbed her husband in self defence as he was fond of maltreating her. She recounted how the deceased bolted the door, pinned her down and was punching her.
The case has been adjourned until July 12th.