A 16-year-old girl was on Friday introduced earlier than an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Courtroom in Lagos over alleged murder of her boyfriend, Abraham Umaru.
The accused, Elo, had appeared earlier than the Chief Justice of the Peace, Mrs A. O. Adedayo, on a two-count cost of conspiracy and murder.
Her plea was not taken and was remanded at the Particular Correctional Centre for Women, Idi-Araba, Mushin, Lagos.
Adedayo directed that the case file must be despatched to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for recommendation.
Earlier, Police Prosecutor Chinalu Uwadione instructed the court docket that 27-year-old Umaru was shot in the head on August 7 at Cele Bus Cease, Ijanikin, on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
The offences, Uwadione famous, contravened Sections 223 and 233 of the Felony Regulation of Lagos State 2015 which stipulates a loss of life sentence for offenders.
The case has been adjourned till Sept. 5 for the DPP’s recommendation.
The police mentioned Umaru, a bus driver, was arrange by his pal who was obsessed along with his (Abraham’s girlfriend) Elo.
It was gathered that Abraham was consuming at the girlfriend’s mom’s bamboo restaurant when gunmen invaded the place round 9 pm.
They shot the Benue State indigene in the head , killing him on the spot. The case was reported at the Ijanikin Police Station and Elo, was arrested.
A witness, who didn’t need to be recognized, mentioned the gunmen got here in a gaggle after Abraham , who plied the Lagos -Badagry Expressway route , parked his car and went to eat .
“He was along with his conductor and the proprietor of the business bus when one of the gunmen tapped him on the again.
One other one pushed him and slammed his head in opposition to the wall . Then one of them put a gun to his head and shot him useless . Everyone ran away”
The deceased misplaced his father , a former naval officer , when he was barely six years outdated .
His foster father , Muhammed Umaru , mentioned Abraham had been receiving risk textual content messages from some males who requested him to cease his relationship with Elo.
“They instructed him to depart the girl as a result of she belonged to at least one of them.
“My son’ s pal , Peter , mentioned the younger man behind the messages had as soon as confronted them . I used to be instructed that the rival was darkish in complexion and had dreadlocks. I instructed his aunt and uncle , who requested the girl to steer clear of Abraham and in addition warned him to depart Elo alone . However they refused to give up the relationship.”
The deceased’s uncle, Sani Umar, described him as mild and easygoing.
“He was a peaceful man and by no means concerned himself in any hassle. This incident is simply unlucky .
The issue was that the girl he was relationship had one other boyfriend who’s a cult member and that was why he was killed . We would like justice ; he should not die in useless”
Talking to newsmen, Elo, mentioned Abraham was her solely boyfriend, including that she couldn’t inform why he was killed.
“He known as me final evening (Tuesday) , saying he was going to my mum’s store and if he may wait for me there. I mentioned he shouldn’t wait as a result of I used to be at my brother’ s place in Ajegunle and wouldn’t be coming again that evening. I instructed him that we had been planning my brother’ s wedding ceremony. On Wednesday once I received again residence , I used to be instructed Abi had been killed . I don’ t find out about any risk as a result of he didn’t inform me about it” she mentioned.