Saturday 30 December 2017

Court remands man for murder of friend’s wife

An Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, has remanded 27-year-old Opeyemi Zachaeus, for alleged conspiracy and murder of his friend’s wife, Adejoke Kalejaiye, 25.

Zacheaus is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on Dec. 14 at about 2.00 p.m. at Agemuwo in Badagry area of Lagos State.

Olatunde alleged that the accused had helped the husband of the deceased, Mr Kalejaiye, to conceal her remains and to dispose of her phone and other valuables.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 223 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The plea of the accused was denied.

The Chief Magistrate, Kofo Ariyo, ordered the remand of the accused at the Ikoyi Prisons, pending legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP’s).
The case was adjourned until February 7, 2018 for legal advice.

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