A Nigerian girl, Janet Jegede has been remanded in custody on the Correctional Centre, Afao Street, Ado Ekiti for murdering her husband.
An Ekiti State Excessive Court docket in Ado Ekiti ordered that she be detained as a legal lunatic after she was accused of stabbing her husband as a result of she believed he was unceasingly having extramarital affairs.
The cost sheet learn “that Janet Jegede (36) on seventeenth November, 2019 at Ado Ekiti inside the jurisdiction of this honorable courtroom, did homicide one Jegede Kayode,(Her husband) opposite to Part 316 and punishable underneath Part 319 (1) of the Prison Code Regulation, Cap C16, Legal guidelines of Ekiti State, 2012.”
In a press release supplied to the authorities, the stepson Jegede Ayomide acknowledged;
“I acquired a name from my stepmother informing me to come back dwelling to take my father to the hospital. After I received dwelling, I met my father within the pool of his personal blood, gasping for breath. I noticed a knife hung in his chest. I requested her what occurred, however her clarification was incoherent.
After I eliminated the knife, the bleeding elevated. I went outdoors to name different neighbours to assist me take him to the hospital. He was rushed to Ekiti State College Educating Hospital (EKSUTH) the place he was confirmed lifeless on arrival.
My step mom as soon as requested me to warn my father to cease dishonest on her. She threatened to kill him. I took it as an empty risk till she killed my father.”
Olowoyo-Richard Ayobami, the prosecution, summoned 5 witnesses and produced statements from the defendant, a knife, photos of the deceased’s lifeless corpse, and witness statements as proof.
The defendant’s legal professional, Emmanuel Adedeji, pleaded with the courtroom to launch and acquit the defendant on the grounds of lunacy, claiming that the defendant was psychologically unstable on the time of the incident.
In keeping with Justice Bamidele Omotoso;
“It’s settled that the place a plea of madness succeeds, the defendant might be ordered to be confined in a prescribed place to await additional order of the suitable authority.
I hereby order that the defendant, Janet Jegede, be stored in custody as a legal lunatic at Correctional Providers Centre, off Afao Street, Ado Ekiti till the governor’s pleasure be recognized in step with Part 223 of the Administration of Prison Justice Regulation, 2011.”
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