Court Remands Nursing Mother For Killing Husband


A Magistrate Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State, has remanded a nursing mother, Damilola Opeyemi, in the Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo town, for allegedly stabbing her husband to death over dinner.

Magistrate P. O. Adetuyibi did not take her plea due to want of jurisdiction.

Adetuyibi said the remand was pending legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She, therefore, adjourned the matter till September 27 for mention.

Opeyemi is being charged with murder.

Earlier, Police prosecution, Inspector Olalekan Adegbite, had told the court that Opeyemi, on July 4, at about 8:30pm caused the death of her husband.

The prosecutor said, ”The couple who lived at Adogba Ajegede area, Ibadan, stabbed her husband, Oluwashina, 27, during a fight over noodles dinner.”

He said the offence contravenes Section 316 and is punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

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