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Court remands couple over alleged teen murder

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A Chief Magistrates’ Court  in Ebute Meta, Lagos on Wednesday ordered that a couple, who allegedly caused the death of a teenager , be remanded in a correctional facility,pending legal advice.

The police charged Obinna,33, and  Chinenye Ezenwaka,29, with two counts of  conspiracy and culpable homicide.

Chief Magistrate Adeola Adedayo did not take the plea of the couple.

Adedayo remanded them in Ikoyi and Kirikiri Custodial Centre pending  legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

She adjourned the case untill Feb. 26.

Earlier, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Jan. 16, about 8.20p.m., in Ojo- Lagos.

The prosecution said that the couple used a pestle to hit the 13-year-old girl, who was kept in their care.

Uwadione alleged on the couple hit the victim in the head in a fit of rage./

The offence, he said, contravened the provision of  sections 223 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Edited by: Zainab Garba/Sadiya Hamza

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