4th October, 2010
A 46-year old clearing and forwarding agent, Emmanuel Adun, an Edo State indigene, hasÂ been arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Magistrateâ€™s Court, Lagos South-West Nigeria, forÂ allegedly killing his lover, Paulina Oviabo, a Delta State indigene.
He was ordered to be remanded in prison custody.
Emmanuel was said to have killed his lover on 29 July, 2010 at 3, Oguntade street, LekanÂ Adebisi Street, Egan, Igando, Lagos.
The accused, a father of four and the deceased who was a caterer and mother of one hadÂ been lovers since 2001. It was gathered that the late Paulina had no child for theÂ defendant.
The one count charge against him read: â€œthat you Emmanuel Adun, 46, on 29 July, 2010 atÂ about 7 p.m. at 3 Oguntade Street, off Leka Adebisi Street, Egan, Igando, Lagos, in theÂ Lagos Magisterial District an unlawful killed one Paulina Oviabo, 48, by forcefullyÂ throwing her down on the ground, sat on her stomach and choked on the her neck with twoÂ hands and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 319(1) of the CriminalÂ code, Cap. C17, Vol. 2, laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.â€
The prosecutor, Mr. Ekundayo Gabriel, a police sergeant, told the court that there is anÂ application before the court for the remand of the defendant.
The trial magistrate, Mrs. H. O. Omisore, granted the application and ordered theÂ defendant to be remanded in prison custody pending the outcome of the advice from theÂ Director of Public Prosecution, DPPâ€™s Office.
Omisore, however, adjourned the case till 24 November, 2010 for mention.