Girl Who Stabbed Boyfriend to Death in Lagos Sent to Prison

A court in Lagos has remanded 16-year-old Hannah Osazuwa in prison after she reportedly stabbed her boyfriend to death.

An Ebuta-Meta Magistrates Court, presided over by Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias gave the order when the girl appeared before him on a one-count charge of murder.

He ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to office of State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) while the accused should remain at the Ikoyi Prisons pending a legal advice.

He adjourned the case to December 12.

Earlier, Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Oct. 16 around 9am at No. 34, Road K Close, Gowon Estate, Egbeda.
She said that the accused had stabbed her boyfriend, Tomide Akintewe, 20, on his chest with a pair of scissors, resulting in bleeding that claimed his life.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 222 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which prescribes a death sentence for convicts.