Edo court remands housewife for killing husband

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Jethro Ibileke/Benin

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A 43-year-old house wife, Adizat Owhe-Akere and Juliet Omozuefo, 23, have been remanded in prison custody by an Egor Chief Magistrate’s Court in Benin, for allegedly killing one John Owhe-Akere, husband of the Adizat, by stabbing him to death.

Chief Magistrate Igho Braimoh gave the order, after the two accused persons pleaded not guilty.

Police Prosecutor, Corporal Ogundele Oluwale, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on 23 October, 2015, at number 23 Upper Siluko Road, Benin.

He said the wife of the deceased conspired with the second accused person, Juliet Omozuefo, to murder her husband.

“After conspiring with Adizat, Omozuefo unlawfully killed Owhe-Akere by using a knife to stab him on his chest which caused his death,” Oluwale told the court.

He said the offence contravened sections 324 and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code.

The code provides that anyone guilty of conspiracy to murder is liable to imprisonment for 14 years while anyone found guilty of murder shall be sentenced to death.

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Chief Magistrate Igho directed that the case file should be duplicated and sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice and adjourned the case to February 19, 2016.

In another case, the court also gave an order for the remand of Zakari Jidda and Chukwuemeka Peter-Nwakwuoghu in prison custody for allegedly stealing telecommunication materials valued at N10.9 million, belonging to MTN

The telecommunication materials allegedly stollen by the suspects include seven rolls of fibre cables, iron cover and MTN ducts.

The Prosecutor, M. Obol, of the Department of State Security (DSS), told the court that the accused persons committed the offences on 23 July, 2015, at Egor in Benin.

He alleged that the two accused persons with others now at large, stole the telecommunication materials at Telesupricon Nigeria Limited.

He said the offences contravene Sections 516, and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code.

The sections of the law prescribe seven years each for anyone found guilty of contravening their provisions.

Chief Magistrate Igho Braimoh, ordered the remand of the accused persons after they pleaded not guilty to a two-count-charge of conspiracy to commit felony and stealing.

She said the accused persons should be kept in prison to enable the prosecution, Department of State Services (DSS) complete investigation on the matter.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Braimoh has adjourned the case till January 18, 2016.

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