Court Remand Woman, 40 for Killing Husband with Bottle

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A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Tuesday, remanded in the correctional centre custody, one Felicia Usulor, for killing her husband with broken bottle.

The suspect, 40-year-old, allegedly killed her husband, one Usulor Nome, by stabbing him with a broken bottle and knife at Oriuzor.

It was alleged that she committed the crime on 30th November, 2019 at Umuore-Oriuzor community, in the Ezza North Local Government Area of the state.

The accused was arraigned before the court on one count bothering on murder.

ASP Mathias Eze, the Investigating Police Prosecutor, told the court that the offence was punishable under section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State, 2009.

The charge read, “That you Felicia Usulor ‘F’ on the 30th of November, 2019, at Umuore-Oriuzor, Ezza North Local Government Area, in the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did unlawfully kill one Usulor Nome ‘m’ by stabbing him with broken bottle and knife and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.”

Mrs. Usulor allegedly stabbed the husband over missing bottle of beer he kept in their fridge.

That his friend had offered him the beer drink during a wake keep but he brought it home and preserved in the fridge unfortunately another person went and collected the drink.

This led to a fight between the couple, out of anger the woman took bottle from her provisions store and stab the husband to death.

The Chief Magistrate, Nnenna Onuoha could not admit the accused person to bail, because according to her, the Court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

She ordered that the suspect be remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Abakaliki, while her file should be transferred to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, for advice.

Meanwhile, the matter was adjourned to January 13, 2020, for report for compliance

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