Woman murders friend for telling her boyfriend she was a prostitute


A Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state has remanded in prison a 23-year-old woman for reportedly killing her friend who told her boyfriend she was a prostitute.
Jimoh Simiat, who is cooling off at the Ilesha prison, pending determination of her case, had been in a fight with the deceased, Esther Oge, before her demise around Fountain University area, Osogbo, on 10th February, 2018.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Mustapha Tajudeen told the court on Tuesday the deceased was found lying by the road side.
The offence, Mr. Tajudeen said contravened Section 316 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.
Simiat, while explaining told the court she was only trying to clarify things with Oge when a fight ensued.
She claimed the deceased had told her husband she was into prostitution which led to the brawl.
But the daughter of the deceased, Elizabeth, while giving her own account in court said Simiat and her mother went out together around 7:30pm, the previous day (February 9, 2018). According to her, the mother did not return home afterwards and later, she heard the bad news.
Tajudeen said the offence committed by the accused was contrary to and punishable under Section 316 of Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume II Laws of Osun State , 2002; hence the plea of the accused was not taken.
Delivering his ruling, Magistrate Tunde Badmus said the court does not have jurisdiction to continue with the case, and said the accused person should be remanded in Ilesha prison custody, pending her arraignment at the High Court which has the requisite jurisdiction.
He then adjourned the case till May 8 for mention.


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