Adejare Adebayo, a 61-year-old pastor, is now cooling his heels at the Agodi Prison in Ibadan, Oyo State.
This is after a magistrate’s court ordered that he be docked for cutting the left breast of his wife a day before Christmas with a kitchen knife.
It was learnt that the wife of the accused pastor in charge of Glory Triumphant Chapel, Moniya, Ibadan, identified as Mrs. Risikayat Adegbule, 43, later died as a result of the injury she suffered during the attack by her husband.
When he appeared before Chief Magistrate F. Richard on Monday, the suspect pleaded not guilty to the one count charge preferred against him even as the prosecutor, Mr. Sunday Ogunremi, alleged that the crime was committed in their premises at Onikankan village, on the outskirt of Ibadan.
While reading his charge, the prosecutor said; “That you, Pastor Adejare Adebayo, on December 24, 2016, at 12am, in Onikankan village, Ibadan, did unlawfully cause the death of Rukayat Adegbule, aged 43, by cutting her breast, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap IX, Vol. 11, Law of Oyo State, Nigeria.”
After listening to the charge by the prosecutor, the chief magistrate adjourned the case till February 14, 2017 and also ordered that the pastor be remanded in prison.
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