A 40-year-old woman identified as Abiye Friday has been stabbed to death by her neighbor while trying to intervene in a scuffle between him and his brother in Akure, Ondo state.
The 23-year-old suspect, Abidemi Oguntuyi had reportedly stabbed the deceased on her neck and on multiple places while she was trying to settle a rift between him and his sibling.
A relation said an argument ensued between the siblings and the attempt by the victim to intervene resulted in her untimely death.
The relation said, “The argument degenerated into a scuffle and in the process, the suspect took a knife and stabbed Abiye severally in the neck and chest. Neighbours rushed her to a nearby hospital in the area where she was certified dead.”
He was later charged to court on two charges bothering on murder and attempted murder.
According to the prosecution, the offences contravened Sections 319 and 355 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap 37 Vol. II Law of Ondo State, 2006.
While in court, the police prosecutor, Simon Wada prayed the court to remand the defendant at the Olokuta Correctional centre pending the outcome of advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The defendant’s counsel, Adeola Kayode asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to file a counter affidavit to the prosecutor’s written application.
In his ruling, the Magistrate, Damilola Sekoni, ordered that the defendant be remanded in police custody pending a ruling on the remand application and subsequently adjourned the case till October 7, 2022, for the ruling.