Woman Kills Man Over Waste Disposal

Supreme Court of Nigeria

A housewife, Mrs Glory Justice, was on Monday remanded in prison for allegedly killing a 42-year old man, her co-tenant with a rake, an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, has ruled.

Mrs. Justice, who resides at Olodi-Apapa, Lagos, is standing trial for murder.

The Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Olajuwon, ordered that the accused be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Julius Babatope, the offence was committed on July 8 at the residence of the accused. He alleged that Mrs Justice had used a rake to hit the deceased, Sunday Agadima, 42, on the head and that he later died.

“The deceased had only instructed the accused to make sure she disposed off the waste she was gathering with the rake. Unknown to him, she was angry that he did not mind his business and she went after him and hit his dead with the rake,’’ he said.

The offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 which prescribes death sentence for offenders.

The magistrate adjourned the case to Oct. 20.

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