A Magistrate Court in Ondo State, South West Nigeria has ruled that a 25 year old woman, Rebecca Nicodemus be remanded for allegedly stabbing her co-wife to death.
She was reported to had decided to take the life of her co-wife who was her senior, out of jealousy that their husband desired the diseased more than her
The defendant was said to have committed the offence at her husband’s house at Idogun Village in Ode Irele, the headquarters of Irele Local Government Area of the state on February 4, 2022.
It was gathered that trouble started when the defendant, who is a junior wife, felt that their husband had been paying more attention to the senior wife (deceased).
On the fateful day, she had reportedly confronted the deceased, when she came out of the room where she (deceased) slept with their husband, and an argument ensued between them. The defendant allegedly stabbed the deceased to death in anger.
During the proceedings, the police prosecutor, Obadasa Ajiboye, informed the court that the defendant killed the deceased by stabbing her with a knife at her left backside which led to her death.
He said that the defendant committed the offence at about 5am at Idogun Camp via Ode-Irele in Ondo State.
According to the prosecution, the defendant committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under Sections 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
She however pleaded not guilty to the offence but her plea was not granted by the court. The prosecution made an oral application to remand the defendant in prison custody pending the outcome of advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
In his ruling, Magistrate Damilola Sekoni, ordered the remand of the defendant in police custody and adjourned the case till February 22, 2022, for ruling on remand application.