A 24-year-old lady, identified as Blessing Edet has been remanded in prison over the alleged murder of her boyfriend, Edet Ebong, who she allegedly stabbed with a knife on August 18, 2015.
According to the police, the deceased and Blessing lived together in the same apartment at 1, Falana Street Ogbombo, Lekki.
It was gathered that the deceased on the day of the incident had gone out during the day and got back home drunk. On getting home, he demanded to have sex with Blessing who denied him saying that she was tired. Ebong disagreed with her and tried to force her which resulted in a fight.
In the process, the deceased allegedly got angry and broke the wall mirror picking out a slice from it. When Blessing saw this, she reportedly picked up a knife and allegedly stabbed him.
Ebong was rushed to the hospital for treatment, where he died after a week.
The offence is contrary and punishable under Section 221 of the criminal law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
The Magistrate, Mrs Folarin Williams of an Ebutte Metta Magistrate’s court adjourned the matter till April 4 for advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
- Nigerian Tribune