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Police arraigns woman for allegedly stabbing rival to death in Ondo



Police on Friday arraigned a 25-year-old woman, Rebecca Nicodemus, at the Ondo State Magistrate Court for allegedly stabbing her rival to death.

Police accused the defendant of stabbing the rival, Precious Nicodemus, to death at their husband’s house in Idogun Village in Irele Local Government Area of the state on February 4.

Trouble started when the defendant discovered that their husband had been paying much attention to the senior wife and stabbed the deceased following an argument in the room she shared with their husband.

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The police prosecutor, Obadasa Ajiboye, said the offence was contrary to Sections 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006 and punishable under the same.

The court did not accept the defendant’s plea.

However, an oral application was made to keep the defendant in prison pending advice from the state’s Director of Public Prosecution.

Magistrate Damilola Sekoni adjourned the case till February 22.

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