23-year-old Yusuf Mohammed has been remanded in prison custody by an Ado Ekiti Magistrate’s Court for allegedly beheading his wife, 14-year-old Safiat Yakubu.
The Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Awosika, gave the remand order on Thursday, while adjourning the matter till July 30 for mention.
The judge ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison custody, pending the advice from the office of the director of public prosecution.
The police prosecutor, Insp Monica Ikebuilo, had told the court that the accused allegedly committed the offence on June 16 in Ilasa Ekiti in the Ekiti East Council area of Ekiti State.
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“The offence is punishable under section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012″, Ikebuilo said.
Ikebuilo further alleged that the refusal of the deceased to move to the house of the accused after her bride price had been paid and the alleged suspicion that the deceased was having extra-marital affairs with another man were the reasons he allegedly killed her.
“The accused went to lay an ambush for her in the bush and cut off her head”, the prosecutor said.
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