A 25-year-old farmer, identified as Mohammed Tanko, was on Tuesday ordered to be kept in prison custody for allegedly killing his wife’s lover.
Tanko of Gorobani village in Kaiama, Kwara, was brought before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing to death one Boka who he suspected was his wife’s lover.
The Prosecutor, Cpl. Abideen Oderinde, explained to the court that on Feb. 25, Tanko assaulted Boka because he suspected he was having an extra-marital affair with his wife, Daya.
Oderinde explained, “As a result, fight ensued between them and Mohammed Tanko stabbed Boka with knife and he died instantly.
“Investigation conducted revealed that the accused callously stabbed Boka to death based on information he heard that the deceased had sexual intercourse with his wife.’’
He noted that the offence violates Section 221 of Penal Code Law.
Tanko, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, M. F. Adebola, directed that the accused be remanded at the Federal Prison, Oke-Kura, Ilorin.
The case was adjourned to April 14, for further hearing.