On New Year day, Godwin Idoko, an expelled 500-level student of Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, beheaded a 20-year-old girl, Ramat Isah in Rafin Yashin, Bosso Niger State. He told Minna Magistrate court he beheaded the lady for refusing him sex after she collected N2,500, as was bargained earlier.
Idoko was arraigned in accordance with section 221 of the penal code of culpable homicide. The young man stunned the court when, after the Police First Information Report (FIR) was read to him, he suddenly declared he had a complaint against the deceased.
"I only stabbed her, I did not behead her. I paid her the sum of N2,500 to have sex with her. After collecting the money, I undressed myself, and in the process of having sex she grabbed and squeezed my manhood very hard. She also bit my hand to peel off my skin. Out of pain, I used a knife to stab her at the neck," he narrated.
The presiding Chief Magistrate Mohammed Gimba Gabi reminded the accused of the magnitude of the offence which carries death penalty when Idoko feigned ignorance and trivialised the offence.
According to the Chief Magistrate Court, if the case as contained in the section of the penal code is established the court would not have the jurisdiction to try the case but a High Court.
The police prosecutor, Inspector John Atumeyi said investigation into the matter had just commenced, and since the offence carried death penalty, the accused should not be granted bail.
The Chief magistrate, adjourning the case till the 4th of March 2013, ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody as investigation into the case continues.