A 28-year-old woman, Imole-Ayo Blessing Robinson, was Monday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating one Latifat Salami, to death in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
The accused was said to have committed the crime during a fight that ensued between her and the deceased on March 25, at Jijabi Street around 8am. Robinson was said to have punched 20-year-old Salami in the head with her fist causing the latter to lose consciousness. Salami allegedly died in the hospital she was rushed to for treatment.
The defendant, who was subsequently arrested and charged to court is facing a lone count charge of murder.
The prosecutor, Mariam Dauda, told the court that the offence contravened Section 222 and punishable under Section 223 Cap C17, Vol.3 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
The presiding magistrate, A. O. Ajibade ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution. The case was adjourned till May 14, 2018.