Lagos Court remands 49-yr-old man, Lawrence Itakpe, for stabbing his wife, Rebecca Itakpe, to death over sachet water KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Lagos Court remands 49-yr-old man, Lawrence Itakpe, for stabbing his wife, Rebecca Itakpe, to death over sachet water

Lagos Court remands 49-yr-old man for [email protected] his wife to [email protected] over sachet water 

A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos, has remanded a 49-year-old man, identified as Lawrence Itakpe, for [email protected] his wife to [email protected] in Ajah area of the state

It was gathered that the defendant k#lled his wife, Rebecca, 47, at their home on Monday, December 5, 2022.

The couple, who were married for 11 years with two children, had an argument over sachet water, during which Itakpe was said to have rushed into their kitchen and returned with a knife, with which he reportedly [email protected] his wife.

The defendant was said to have [email protected] Rebecca multiple times in the chest and neck, leading to her [email protected] 

The police prosecutor, Inspector Haruna Magaji, said Itakpe was arraigned on one count of m¥rder, an offence puni§hable under Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

Magaji, therefore, asked the court to remand the defendant in custody for 30 days pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Granting the request, the presiding Chief Magistrate, O.Y. Adefope adjourned the case till Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

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