Farmer Machetes Pregnant Wife To Death

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Baba Musa, a 30-year-old farmer, was on Tuesday remanded by a Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin, Kwara State, for allegedly killing his pregnant wife, Hauwa.

Musa was said to have hacked his wife to death with a machete.

The Magistrate, Ibrahim Bello, who did not take the plea of the defendant, remanded him in Oke-Kura Prison, pending the advice of the state’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

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He adjourned the case till July 17 for mention.

The defendant is being tried on a charge of culpable homicide.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Folorunsho Zacheaus, informed the court that the defendant was arrested on June 19 at Kusogi village, in the Patigi area of state.

Zacheaus said that Musa allegedly killed his wife because he dreamt he would die and as such, would not want to leave her behind.

He said that the defendant had no previous misunderstanding with his wife.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 221 of the Penal Code Law.

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