16yr old girl remanded in prison for stabbing 20yr old lover to death


Magistrate Tajudeen Elias of the Ebute Metta Chief Magistrate Court has ordered that 16yr old Hanna Osazuwa be remanded in Ikoyi prison for stabbing her lover, 20yr old Tomide Akintewe to death. According to the police prosecutor, Sgt, Kehinde Omisakin, the accused committed the offence on Oct. 16 at 9.00 a.m. at No. 34, Road K, Close, Gowon Estate, Egbeda.

Hannah allegedly stabbed Tomide in the chest with a pair of scissors resulting in his bleeding to death. Under Lagos state Criminal law, the accused faces the death sentence if convicted but it is not clear if she is being tried as a minor or an adult. The case is set for resumption on December 12.

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