Wednesday, 2 November 2011
HOW 28 YEAR OLD SEGUN BAKERE STABED HER MUM TO DEATH
A 28-year old man, Segun Bakare has been charged to Ijeshatedo Magistrate’s court, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria for killing his mother, Mrs. Kudirat Bakare.
Segun was alleged to have used a rope and strangled Kudirat while she was asleep.
While Kudirat was struggling to save her life, Segun ensured that she died by using a broken bottle to stab her.
The incident happened at 3, Musa Street, Mushin, Lagos, in their family house.
The circumstance that led Segun to murder Kudirat was not clear yet. However, P.M.NEWS gathered that Segun had a quarrel with the late Kudirat after which he left their house.
Later, he returned while his mother was asleep and reportedly tied her neck with a rope and strangled her, broke a bottle and stabbed her all over her body.
She bled profusely and died before she could be taken to hospital. After that, Segun attempted to escape but he was held by their neighbours who handed him to the police.
The police later charged him to court.
Part of the charge reads: “That you, Segun Bakare did kill Mrs. Kudirat Bakare by stabbing her to death.”
The offence, according to the police, was contrary to section 319 of the criminal code cap 38, vol. 2 laws of Lagos state of Nigeria 2004.
When the matter came up at the court, the prosecutor, Inspector Ezekiel Ayorinde, informed the court that the nature of the crime was a capital offence and sought the permission of the court to seek the DPP’s advice.
Consequently, the presiding magistrate, Mrs. D. T. Olalokun ordered that he should be remanded at Kirikiri Maximum Prison, Apapa, Lagos pending when the DPP’s advice would be ready.
The matter was adjourned.