6th March, 2012
An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday ordered that a man, Odion Ukhoria, should be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons for allegedly killing his wife.
Ukhoria, 41, whose plea was not taken, is facing a charge of murder.
The Magistrate, Mrs. F.M. Kayode, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody, pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The prosecutor, Inspector Gift Nyeche, had earlier told the court that the accused allegedly beat his wife, Ifeoma, to death following a quarrel over food.
“The accused beat his wife to death after she had refused to prepare eba (gari) for his lunch,” he said.
Nyeche said the offence, which was committed at the 2, Olusola Close, Abule Taylor, Abule-Egba, at about 2.30 p.m. on February 19, contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.
Counsel to the defendant, Mr. Shole Ojeriakhi, urged the court to temper justice with mercy, saying the accused may have done it out of annoyance.
The case was adjourned to April 1 pending advice from the DPP.