Court remands housekeeper for stabbing employer

Nigerian Prison Service

NIGERIA-IRAN-TRIAL-WEAPONSA Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded an 18-year-old housekeeper, Rebecca Sossou, in prison custody, over alleged vicious attack on her employer.

The accused, who resides with her employer at No. 19, Olanrewaju St., Akoka is facing a charge of aggravated assault.

The Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa, ordered that the housekeeper should be remanded in prison custody after she pleaded guilty to the charge.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Godwin Ayanwu told the court that Sossou committed the offence on October 8 at their residence in Akoka, Yaba.

He said the accused, at 12.30a.m., on the said date, armed with a sharp stainless steel knife, stabbed her employer, one Alhaja Bola Owolewa several times on her side, shoulder and back.

Anyanwu explained that Sossou attacked Owolewa following a misunderstanding that had previously ensued between them.

“Sossou stabbed her several times on her side, shoulder and back and her employer is still in hospital receiving treatment and could not be present at today’s proceeding,” he said.

The prosecutor said that the accused was apprehended after an alarm was raised by other residents in the house.

Anyanwu said that the offences committed contravened Sections 170 and 171 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 171 stipulates three years imprisonment for an offender found guilty of the offence.

Aje-Afunwa adjourned the matter to October 27 for sentencing.