A 27-year-old transporter and his 22-year-old girlfriend were arraigned in Lagos on Tuesday for allegedly killing the woman’s lover.
The defendants, David Omoregbe and Temisan Bolodeoku, an apprentice tailor, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and alleged killing before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court.
According to the prosecutor, Insp. Rita Momoh, the offence was committed at about 12.30 p.m. on Oct. 2 at No. 20 Adeojo St., Isheri-Oshun, Lagos State.
The prosecutor told the court that the deceased, one Kehinde Owasoye, was a former lover of Bolodeoku before they went their separate ways.
“Omoregbe, who is the present lover of Bolodeoku, learnt that the woman was seeing the deceased again and got upset.
“On the fateful day, he traced the lovers to the said address where he found them together in bed and stabbed the deceased with a scissors which caused his death,” Momoh said.
She said that the offences contravene Sections 221 and 231 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.
Magistrate M.O. Tanimola did not take the plea of the defendants and ordered that they be remanded in prison custody, pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.
The case was adjourned to Nov. 12 for report of advice. (NAN)