A 29-year-old housewife, Onyinyechi Akunne, who allegedly killed her 35-year-old husband, Abuchi Akunne, with a kitchen knife over a lottery ticket, also known as Baba Ijebu.
Yesterday this case was brought before an Ikeja High Court. Onyinyechi is facing a charge of murder, which contravenes Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
She, however, denied the charge. The State Prosecutor, Mrs C. K. Tuiyi-Carena, told the court that the accused allegedly committed the offence on March 28, 2015 at her residence at 85, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, a surbub of Lagos.
It was learned that the accused was pregnant when the offence was committed. She, however, gave birth to a baby girl while in custody at the Kirikiri Female Prisons. Onyinyechi was in court yesterday with the baby. Counsel to the accused, Mr. Q. U. Ogudu, told the court that the accused had opted for a Plea Bargain.
He said: The prosecutor also confirmed to the court that the parties were working towards the plea bargain. Justice Josephine Oyefeso adjourned the case to April 6 for a report on the plea bargain agreement.