Makurdi - A 40-year- old business woman,
Christiana Owulo, was on Thursday arraigned in a Makurdi Magistrates' Court for
allegedly killing her boyfriend, Ladoga Onah.
Owulo was charged with criminal conspiracy and culpable
homicide, punishable under Sections 97 and 225 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue,
The prosecutor, Insp. Terzungwe Kajo, told the court that
the case was transferred from the Divisional Police Headquarters, Oju, on Aug.
28, 2015 to the CID, Makurdi, via a letter.
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According to the letter, the deceased's brother, Johnson
Onah, reported the matter at the Oju Police Station on Aug. 20, 2015.
The complainant told the police that his 30-year -old
brother was murdered by unknown persons.
He explained that they found his brother's corpse at the Oju
The prosecution explained that the accused was a girlfriend
of the deceased.
The accused also slept in the same room with the deceased the day he was
killed, and was arrested in connection with the crime, while other suspects
were still at large.
When the case came up for mention, the accused did not take
any plea as the court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
The Magistrate, Mrs Lillian Tsumba ordered that the accused
be remanded at the Federal Prisons, Makurdi and adjourned the
matter till Oct. 8, for further mention.