A 25-year-old woman, Gift Daniel, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stabbing a 52-year-old cleric, Taofeek Olumoro to death for attempting to rape her.
It was gathered that the event occurred on February 16 around 10 pm after the 25-year-old Daniel visited her boyfriend at No. 3 Bajulaiye Street, Fadeyi, Lagos but met his absence.
According to media sources, Olumoro popularly called ‘Alfa’ was a neighbour of the suspects girlfriend and had made an attempt to stab her in the thigh and rape her after he suggested that she wait in his room until her boyfriend’s return.
The victim in self-defence, took hold of the knife and stabbed the deceased five times, which eventually led to his death.
After being arraigned before Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, the police prosecutor, Inspector Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the offence flouted Section 222 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State and carried a death sentence for the convict.
“The defendant was lured into the deceased’s room, where he tried to forcefully have sexual intercourse with her, and in her defence, she stabbed him fatally in the chest,” the prosecutor stated.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs A. Kusanu, instructed that the suspect who pleaded not guilty to the charge be remanded in prison and adjourned the case till March 27, 2019.
She ordered that the case file be copied and sent to the office of the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
By Todimu Ogunade…
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