Man slaps wife to death

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Tuesday, remanded a 47-year-old man, Premie Imafidon, for allegedly slapping his wife to death.

Imafidon is facing a one-count charge of murder.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Maria Dauda, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 15 around 7.00 pm at No. 25, Apata St., Agege, Lagos.

She said that the accused slapped his wife, Hope who was 42, which resulted in her death.

The offence contravened Section 224 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 224 stipulates death sentence for murder.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Ajibade, remanded Imafidon in Ikoyi Prisons and ordered that the case file be sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

Ajibade adjourned the case until Sept. 3