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Angry lover, 24, stabs boyfriend to death

Angry lover, 24, stabs boyfriend to death

24-year-old Blessing Edet who stabbed her boyfriend, Edet Ebong, 33, to death in an alleged fit is in for a tough time as she would not only will she be remanded in prison for the next one month but she is expected to be tried for murder. is to be kept behind bars for the next 30 days, a Lagos court ruled on Thursday.

Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Folarin-William of  Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court said Blessing should be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons pending when the case would be filed at the appropriate court.

The Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Folarin-William said: “The accused should be remanded in prison custody pending when the case will be filed at the appropriate court since the advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is out.” he DPP had advised that the accused should be prosecuted for murder at a higher court.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Maria Dauda, told the court that the offence was committed on August 18, 2015 at about midnight at No. 1, Falana St., Ogombo, Lekki.

She said the accused and the deceased had engaged themselves in a fight and in the process, she picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed the deceased on his stomach.

The offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The case has been adjourned to April 4 for mention.

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