Man remanded for killing his wife over sachet water


A Yaba Magistrates' Court in Lagos State has remanded a 49-year-old man, Lawrence Itakpe, for allegedly killing his wife Rebecca.

The couple who were married for 11 years with two kids, had an argument over sachet water which led to the killing.

He reportedly rushed to the kitchen and returned with a kitchen knife, with which he allegedly stabbed his wife multiple times in the chest and neck.

It was gathered that a security guard knocked on the couple's door while the argument was on, but the defendant allegedly refused to open the door.

 When the defendant was arraigned, police prosecutor Inspector Haruna Magaji requested that he be held in custody for 30 days seeking legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

O.Y. Adefope, the presiding Chief Magistrate, granted the request before adjourning the case to January 31, 2023.

Charge against him read;

"That you, Lawrence Itakpe, on December 5, 2022, around 5pm at 50, Abimbola Street, Seaside Estate, Badore Ajah, Lagos State, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully slaughter one Rebecca Itakpe, aged 47, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015."


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