A 21-year-old Cameroonian, Ledjou Kouemou, yesterday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing his employer, Dayo Adeleke, to death in her residence.
Kouemou, a domestic servant, was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder before Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja.
Adelaja ordered that the accused be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP),the Nation reports.
She adjourned the case till February 24.
Prosecuting Inspector Chinalu Uwadione told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 20 around 9.30pm at 15, Prince Tayo Adesanya Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi.
Uwadione said the accused had asked the deceased for an increase in salary, but she declined.He said the accused stabbed his boss in the chest with a kitchen knife.
“He stabbed his boss few days after she got engaged to her fiancé,” the prosecutor said.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which attracts death sentence.
Kouemou’s plea was not taken.