A man, Musa Yusuf, who allegedly killed his wife for refusing to submit to his sexual demand, has been remanded at the Federal Prison, Ilorin.
An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded the accused for allegedly committing the offence on Nov. 17 on a farm.
The accused was arraigned on a one count charge of culpable homicide, punishable under Section 221 of the Penal Code.
The brother of the deceased, Sanni Suleiman, told the court that the woman took food to her husband on the farm but did not return home.
Suleiman said when a search party was organised, her corpse was found on her husband’s farm with mark of violence on her face. The body, he said, was concealed under weeds.
The prosecutor Zachaeus Funsho, told the court that the accused “callously clubbed his wife to death and flew into thin air” before he was arrested by the police.
He objected to bail for the accused because the alleged offence “is not ordinarily bailable”.
He urged the court to remand the accused in prison custody, pending the outcome of investigation.
In her ruling, Magistrate Mariam Ahmed ordered the accused remanded in Federal Prison, Ilorin, and adjourned the case to 13 December for further mention.