Man Strangles His Wife To Death & Dumps Her Body In A Lagoon In Lagos

A carpenter , Nnana Ononaku , was on Monday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos , for allegedly strangling his wife to death and throwing her body into the lagoon.

The accused , 45, resident of number 89, Oke Eri Street , Oworonshoki, Lagos , was charged with murder.

His plea was not taken.

Earlier , the Prosecutor , Inspector Cousin Adams , had told the court that the accused committed the offence on February 15, at 11 . 00 pm at Oke - Eri in Oworonshoki.

Adams said that the accused strangled his wife , Iyabo Akinpelu, 48 , before throwing her body into the lagoon.

“ Her body was found floating in the lagoon with her hands tied with a rope , ” the prosecutor alleged.

He said the offence contravened Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State , 2015 which stipulates a death sentence for convicts.

The Chief Magistrate , Mrs . A. O . Adegite , remanded the accused at the Ikoyi Prisons , pending an outcome of legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions .
She adjourned the case until April 30 for the legal advice.