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 .