Man slaps spouse to death in Lagos

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, remanded a 47-year-old man, Premie Imafidon, for supposedly slapping his wife to death.

Imafidon is confronting a one-count charge of murder.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Maria Dauda, told the court that the accused committed the offense on June 15 around 7.00 pm at No. 25, Apata St., Agege, Lagos.

She said that the accused slapped his wife, Hope who was 42, which brought about her demise.

The offense contradicted Section 224 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 224 stipulates capital punishment for kill.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Ajibade, remanded Imafidon in Ikoyi Prisons and requested that the case record be sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for guidance.

Ajibade deferred the case until Sept. 3

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