Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Female lawyer sent to Kirikiri prison for allegedly killing husband


An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a 48-year-old female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi at the Kirikiri prison for killing her 52-year-old husband, Symphorosa Otike-Odibi, and also chopping off his penis.
Udeme, 47, was arraigned by the Lagos State Government on a two-count charge of murder and misconduct with regard to a corpse.
She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Lagos State Prosecutor, Mr Sunmonu Babatunde, had told the court that the accused committed the alleged offences on May 3, at Diamond Estate, Sangotedo, Lekki, Lagos.
He said that the accused stabbed her husband and mutilated his corpse by cutting his genitals.
The offences contravened Sections 165 (b) and 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 165 (b) provides five-year imprisonment, while Section 223 is punishable by death.
Justice Adedayo Akintoye remanded the accused in prison and adjourned the case until Oct. 8 and 9 for hearing.
The accused first appeared before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court and was remanded in prison pending the Directorate of Public Prosecutions legal advice.
Symphorosa Otike- Odibi, the murdered lawyer, from Delta State, was the second person killed by a female lawyer.


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