Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Man beheads judge over court ruling

A 22 year old woman in Lagos, Ijeoma Ibezim, used a razor blade to kill her friend, a 25-year old salesgirl, by cutting her in the face following a quarrel over a bucket of water, the police in Lagos said yesterday.

They said the two ladies lived together with two other ladies in the same one-room apartment in the Ajegunle area of Apapa local government area of the state, and that they had been living together without problems until last Saturday, when a minor argument ensued between them.

It was also gathered that the parents of the Fulani man's wife had instituted a divorce suit before the area court in Yashikira over constant beating of their daughter by the husband who they described as a 'rascal'.

The judge after hearing and deliberation on the case, reportedly granted the parents' prayers to dissolve the marriage. The herdsman then resolved to personally deal with the judge, it was also gathered. At the close of work on that day, when the court clerk and assistant took the late judge's books to his home, they met him dead. The head was severed from the body.

The command's Public Relations Officer ASP Dabo Ezekiel said the corpse had already been released for burial.

Daily Trust

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