January 13, 2017 – Lagos Trader Who Murdered Husband On Christmas Day Remanded at Ikoyi Prisons
Christiana Odo, a Lagos trader who murdered her husband on Christmas Day was today charged for the murder of 48-year-old Romanus Odo.
Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate, A.O Ajibade rejected her plea and ordered her remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the offence was committed on Dec. 25, 2016 at about 4.00 p.m. at No. 2, London Barber St., Majidun in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
He alleged that the accused stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife in his chest, killing him instantly.
“The deceased had come home in a drunken state and had a heated argument with the accused, who angrily picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the chest,” he said.
The offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011 which prescribes death sentence for offenders.
She is expected to return to court on the 13th of February 2017 for hearing.