Yusuf Mohammed, a 23-year-old man in Ekiti State has reportedly killed his 14-year-old wife, Safiat Yakubu by beheading her.
He appeared in Ado Ekiti Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, when the Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Awosika, ordered him to be remanded in prison custody, pending the advice from the office of the director of public prosecution.
The police prosecutor, Insp Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the accused allegedly committed the offence on June 16 in Ilasa Ekiti in the Ekiti East Council area of Ekiti State.
She said, “The offence is punishable under section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012”.
Mohammed was said to have been angered by the refusal of the deceased to move to the house of the accused after her bride price had been paid, which made him become suspicious that the deceased was having extra-marital affairs with another man.
Ikebuilo, “the accused went to lay an ambush for her in the bush and cut off her head”.
The prosecutor said the case file was duplicated and forwarded to the office of Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
The case was adjourned t July 30 for mention.