Amina Dauda, a housewife accused of killing her husband, Mohammed Matazu, a former reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Kaduna, by setting him ablaze, to know her fate on May 30.
Dauda, 28, was arraigned before Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, on May 22, 2013, on three counts bordering on culpable homicide, punishable with death.
Justice Baba-Yusuf , fixed the date after adoption of written addresses by Mr Abubakar Musa, prosecuting counsel and defendant counsel, Mr Charles Yoila.
Musa had urged the court to go ahead and convict the defendant, adding that the five witnesses brought by the prosecution produced evidence that pointed at the defendant’s commission of the offence.
” The act of fighting which the defendant engaged in that led to the commission of the offence was unlawful” he said.
Responding, Yoila urged the court to discharge the defendant of the allegation against her.
NNN reports that the prosecutor alleged that Dauda, set sprayed Matazu with petrol in their residence at Gwarinpa, Abuja, on Feb. 7, 2013.
He said the offence violated the provisions of Section 221 of the Penal Code.
edited by Sadiya Hamza
Police confirm arrest of housewife over husband’s death
The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a housewife, who allegedly killed her husband, Mr Uzougbo Iwebunor, on Friday May 15, in Issele-Uku, Aniocha North LGA of Delta.
“I can confirm that we have the woman in custody over the death of her husband.
“However, we don’t know what actually happened that caused the death of the husband.
“The police have commenced investigation into the matter with a view to unraveling the circumstances surrounding the case,” Onovwakpoyeya said.
A brother to the deceased, Mr Henry Iwebunor, who spoke to newsmen, alleged that his brother was stabbed to death by the wife while asleep.
“On the fateful day, my brother had gone to bed with his wife, however, I was surprised to get a call that my brother has died in the night.
“When I asked his wife what went wrong, she told me that my brother suddenly woke up at mid-night and hit his head on the edge of their iron bed and slumped.
“However, there is evidence that my brother was stabbed to death, because there is stab wound between his shoulders and the left side of his neck.
“Before this incident, the wife has been at loggerhead with my brother over his refusal to write his will.
“She has been forcing my brother to write his will, a development that had cause so much quarrel in the family,” Iwebunor alleged.
Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Donald Ugwu (NAN)
Housewife, 18, says she killed husband to avoid defilement
A housewife, Salma Hassan, 18, who allegedly stabbed her husband to death, has said that she did that because she didn’t know that sex was part of marital obligations.
Salma, who is being detained by the Police Command in Bauchi, told newsmen that she killed her husband, Mohammed Mustafa, because she thought he was “just trying to defile me”.
“I didn’t know that sex is a marital obligation. On that day, when he approached me for sex, I refused because I have never been involved in it before.
“I thought he wanted to rape me but he got angry and was trying to force himself on me. He started beating me.
“I picked up a knife to scare him away but he kept coming and I didn’t know when I stabbed him with the knife in his chest,” she said.
Salma further explained that she had already given her statement to the Police and did not know what would become her fate.
“I wouldn’t have done it if I knew better about marital obligations,” she claimed.
The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the suspect was paraded before newsmen in the north-eastern state’s capital.
Mr Philip Maku, Police Commissioner in the state, also showed newsmen a knife Salma allegedly used to commit the crime at her home in Itas-Gadau Local Government Area of the state.
The Police officer explained that the suspect was arrested on April 24.
“On April 24, one Haruna Musa, a resident of Itas-Gadau, reported the matter at Itas-Gadau Division. He complained that one Salma Hassan stabbed her husband.
“The husband, Mohammed Mustapha, was stabbed on the chest. He sustained injuries and was rushed to the General hospital, Itas–Gadau for treatment but died soon after arriving at the facility.
“The suspect was arrested and has confessed to the crime. Exhibit recovered from the suspect was one knife,” he said.
While answering questions from Journalists, Salma said she stabbed her man because she didn’t know that sex was just another part of marriage.
“I thought he was just trying to defile me. No one told me about this aspect of marital union,” the young woman said.
Edited By: Gregg Mmaduakolam and Ephraims Sheyin (NAN)
Court remands housewife, son, 2 others for alleged murder
A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan on Thursday ordered that a 59-year-old housewife, Kehinde Akande and her son, Samuel be remanded in a correctional facility for alleged murder.
The police charged Akande, Samuel, Suleiman Lawal, 22, and Shehu Ibrahim, 38 with conspiracy and culpable homicide.
Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Idowu, who did not take the plea of the suspects, remanded them in Agodi Correctional Centre.
Idowu ordered the police to return case file to the Oyo State Ministry of Justice for legal advice.
He adjourned the case until June 1 for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Amos Adewale told the court that the suspects committed the offence with some others at large, on March 12 at 5.30 a.m.at Sogoye area of Ibadan.
Adewale said they beat a 15-year -old boy to death.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 316 al of the Criminal Law of Oyo State, 2000.
Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Sadiya Hamza
Housewife docked for allegedly stabbing ‘peacemaker’
A housewife, Salimat Hamza, on Friday appeared in a Kaduna Upper Sharia Court, for allegedly stabbing a ‘peacemaker’, who was trying to separate a fight.
The 22-year old defendant, who resides along Taiwo Road Kaduna, is charged with causing grievous hurt.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Abubakar Shehu, told court that the ‘peacemaker’ who was also the defendant’s neighbour, Halima Musa, reported the matter at Sabon Gari Police Station on March 15.
He alleged that the defendant, on March 15. stabbed the complainant with a knife when she tried to separate a fight between Hamza and another neighbour.
Shehu said that the complainant suffered deep cuts on her head and hand.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 219 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Judge, Mustapha Umar, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one reasonable surety in like sum.
Umar adjourned the case until April 3, for further hearing.
Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Sadiya Hamza
Businessman in court for allegedly defrauding a housewife of N3m
The police, on Thursday, arraigned a 44-year-old businessman, Ifeanyin Odumfere in a Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a housewife of N3 million.
The police charged Odumfere, who lives in Kubwa, with criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The Prosecution Counsel, Chinedu Agada, told the court that Stella Chike, reported the matter at the Area Command Headquarters, Kubwa, Abuja on Oct. 31 2018.
Okpa alleged that the defendant collected N3 million from the complainant to finance his gold mining project in Nasarawa State, with an agreement to pay back the money with interest within four weeks.
The prosecution alleged that the defendant defaulted and police investigations revealed that he issued four Diamond Bank cheques valued N4, 080, 000 to the complainant which were dishonoured on presentation at the bank.
He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The defendant however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Defence Counsel, Moses Ugwummadu, prayed the court to admit his client to bail in the most liberal terms.
The Judge, Mr Muhammad Adamu, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N4 million with one reasonable surety who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
Adamu adjourned the case until April 21, for hearing.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
Housewife drags husband to court over N300 for upkeep of 8 children
A housewife, Zainab Abdullahi, on Thursday dragged her estranged husband, Usman Abdullahi, a vulcanizer, to a Sharia Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, alleging that he gives her only N300 for the upkeep of their eight children.
The woman, who resides at Rigasa in Kaduna, also said that her husband had abandoned her for three years and does not pay their house rent which is N35, 000.
“I and my eldest son who is 22-years-old do contribute and pay our house rent, my husband doesn’t take care of us, I am praying the court to terminate our marriage if he refuses to change,’’ she said.
The defendant, Abdullahi, however, told the court that he was trying his best to take care of his family based on his daily earnings.
“Sometimes I give them N900 daily, when there is no much work, I give them N700, N400 or N300, but I will try hard to be giving them N1, 000,’’ he said.
The Judge, Murtala Nasir, after listening to both parties, ordered the defendant to take full responsibility of his family.
He adjourned the case to March 23 for judgement and ordered the defendant to be sleeping in his wife’s room for the period of the adjournment, to see the changes he would make.
Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Maharazu Ahmed
Housewife seeks divorce over husband’s failure to pay rent
A housewife, Sakina Lawal on Wednesday prayed a Shari’a court sitting in Rigasa, Kaduna to dissolve the three-year marriage to husband, Abubakar Abdullahi over his inability to pay for rent.
”My husband has abandoned me. He does not care about me. He has also denied me of sex.
“I can no longer stay in a loveless marriage, he should divorce me if he is not ready to change,’’ she told the court.
In his defence, Abdullahi said has tried his best to satisfy his wife.
Abdullahi prayed the court to give him time to settle with his wife.
After listening to parties, the judge, Malam Dahiru Bamalli adjourned the matter until June 6 for the couple to explore avenues to settle their differences out of court. .
Edited By: Ifeyinwa Okonkwo/Sadiya Hamza
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Housewife bags 3 months jail term for beating up neighbour
A Karmo Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced a 30-year-old housewife, Mary Azubuike to three months imprisonment for beating up her neighbour.
The police charged Azubuike, who resides in Idu Gbagyi Karmo village, with assault.
The Area Court Judge, Inuwa Maiwada, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N5, 000 and warned her to desist from committing crimes.
Maiwada, ordered the convict to write an undertaking to live in peace with her neighbours.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Ijeoma Ukagha told the court that the defendant’s neighbour, Anna Och, reported the matter at the Karmo Police Station on Dec. 19, 2019
Ukagha said at about 8 p.m. at Idu, the convict and the complainant had an altercation and she beat her up.
She said that the convict tore the complainant’s clothes.
Ukagah said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 262 of the Penal Code.
Edited By: Gregg Mmaduakolam/Sadiya Hamza
Housewife drags neighbour to court over alleged assault
A housewife Shafa’atu Abdulazeez on Tuesday dragged her neighbour, Auwalu Direba, before a Shari’a court ll sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna for allegedly slapping her.
The complainant, who resides in Babban Saura village, alleged that Direba, on March 1, also insulted her, called her family members names and threatened to beat her up.
“He blocked me from throwing out water I used to rinse my laundry. So, I threw the dirty water in the bathroom.
”He shouted at me and called my father a witch doctor and my husband an illiterate; he even said he would beat me up and nothing will happen,” she said.
She prayed the court to intervene in the matter and get her justice.
Responding, Direba denied the claims, saying they were untrue.
The judge Malam Murtala Nadir adjourned the matter until March 25, for the complainant to present her witnesses.
Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Sadiya Hamza
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