Court remands teenager for allegedly burning ex-lover’s girlfriend to death




A 19-year-old girl, Jemila Ibraheem, was on Wednesday remanded in custody in State, over alleged murder of her ex-lover’s new girlfriend.

Ibraheem, is an upcoming actress and resides in Satelite town area of , was charged with a count of murder.

The court however, did not take her plea.

Magistrate P.E. Nwaka, ordered that the defendant be kept at the Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Nwaka, adjourned the case until Jan. 4, 2021, for mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 18, on Ekoba St., at Monkey Village, Satelite town, Lagos.

According to him, the defendant went to her ex-lover’s house and saw that the deceased, was the new girlfriend had stayed overnight.

Nurudeen told the court that in a fit of rage, the defendant poured fuel all over the house and used a lighter to set the house on fire, with the deceased inside it.

He further stated that the deceased was rescued from the fire with the help of some neighbors but later died at the hospital as a result of all the burns she sustained.

Nurudeen noted that the alleged offence contravenes Section 223  of the Criminal Law of , 2015. (revised)

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that murder is punishable with death. (NAN)

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