Justice Olubunmi Abike- Fadipe of the Ikeja Particular Offences Courtroom on Tuesday discharged and acquitted a 27-year-old Kogi State girl, Stella Peter, who stabbed her Niger State live-in accomplice, Bala Haruna, to loss of life for refusing to finance their daughter’s one-year birthday celebration…..CONTINUE READING
The decide held that based mostly on the proof earlier than the court docket the defendant stabbed her late accomplice to loss of life on self-defence as she didn’t deliberately kill him.
Peter was arraigned on March 20, 2020, on a one-count cost of homicide and trial commenced in 2021.
The incident happened on September 17, 2019, at No 2, Tejuosho Avenue, Surulere, space of Lagos state.
Peter was accused of stabbing Haruna on his again with a kitchen knife.
In line with the prosecution, the offence dedicated by the defendant contravened Part 223 of the legal regulation of Lagos State 2015.
Nonetheless, the defendant pleaded not responsible to the cost.
Throughout trial, the prosecution led by J. Ogunde known as two witnesses who testified in opposition to the defendant, whereas the defendant testified as the only real witness.
On the shut of trial, the professionalsecution and the defence filed their remaining written addresses on February 22, 2023.
Delivering her judgment Justice Abike-Fadipe held that the prosecution was unable to show its case that the defendant murdered the deceased deliberately.
She mentioned the primary prosecution witness testified that the physique of the deceased was seen within the mortuary and that the supposed lifeless was stabbed within the again with a knife…..CONTINUE READING