Ekiti: Court Remands Housewife For ‘Ruthlessly Beating’ Mother-In-Law

Ekiti: Court Remands Housewife For ‘Ruthlessly Beating’ Mother-In-Law

By Wires Editor | The Trent on September 28, 2019
ondo woman domestic violence Louise Eni Umukoro, Charles Eni Umukoro

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court has on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, remanded in prison a housewife, Adenike Olowookere for allegedly attempting to kill her mother-in-law.

Adenike was accused of ruthlessly beating her 63-year-old mother-in-law, Mrs Comfort Olowookere, which almost led to the death of the latter.

The mother-in-law was saved by the intervention of Good Samaritans who rescued her from the grip of her daughter-in-law.

Adenike’s attack left the mother-in-law in a state of coma in an undisclosed hospital where she was rushed to after the incident.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Bankole Olasunkanmi, told the court that Adenike committed the offence on September 9 in Ado-Ekiti within the Ado Ekiti Magisterial District.

Olasunkanmi said a charge of attempted murder has been slammed on the accused whose address was not provided.

The offence, according to Olasunkanmi, contravened Section 320 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor urged the Court to remand the defendant in prison pending legal advice from office of Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.

The plea of the defendant was not taken.

Abdulhamid Lawal, the chief magistrate, ordered the remand of the defendant and adjourned the case until October 17, 2019, for mention.


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