Court Remands Man for Beheading 14-Year Old Wife


Court Remands Man for Beheading 14-Year Old Wife

An Ado Ekiti Magistrate’s court South West, Nigeria has remanded a man, Yusuf Muhammed, aged 23 in prison custody for allegedly cutting off the head of his wife, SafiatYakubu, aged 14.

When the case came up for hearing on Thursday 27 June 2019,, the police persecutor, Insp. Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the accused refusal of the deceased to move to the house of the accused after her bride had been paid and the alleged suspicion that the deceased was having extra-marital affairs with another man were the reasons he allegedly killed her.

According to the police prosecutor,the accused went to lay an ambush for her in the bush and cut off her head.”

He said the accused allegedly committed the offence on June 16 in IlasuEkiti in the Ekiti East Council area of EkitiState.

According to her, “the offence is punishable under section 319(1) of the criminal code, Laws of Ekiti State,2012”.

She added that the case file was duplicated and forwarded to the office of Director of public prosecutions for legal advice.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Kehinde Awosika, ordered the accused be remanded in prison custody, pending the advice from the office of the director of public prosecution.

She consequently adjourned the matter till July 30 for mention.


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