Court orders remand of 25-year-old accused of stabbing woman to death with tin cutter

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A 25-year-old man, Samuel Umunnakwe, has been remanded at the Ikoyi Prison, Lagos for allegedly stabbing a lady to death with a tin cutter.

The order was made by a Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Salawu, of the Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court at the court’s sitting on Wednesday.

When the accused was docked, the magistrate did not take his plea but ordered his remand in prison, pending the outcome of legal advice from the Office of State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Earlier the Prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused had committed the offence on April 29, about 7.50p.m., at Sharp Corner Hotel, No.1, Oki St., Iyana-Ipaja.

He alleged that the defendant had used a tin cutter to cut Precious Leonard, 25, on her neck and stomach during a haggle over N1000.

The alleged offence contravened Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which prescribes the death sentence for convicted offenders.

Magistrate Salawu has adjourned the matter until June 17, pending receipt of legal advice. (NAN)

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