Pregnant woman stabs husband to death over ‘Baba Ijebu’ lotto


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A 29-year-old housewife, Onyinyechi Akunne, who allegedly killed her 35-year-old husband, Abuchi Akunne, with a kitchen knife over a lottery ticket of Premier Lotto Ltd also known as “Baba Ijebu”,was on Monday brought before an Ikeja High Court. 

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Onyinyechi is facing a charge of murder which contravenes Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011. She, however, denied the charge.

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The State Prosecutor, Mrs C.K Tuiyi-Carena, told the court that the accused allegedly committed the offence on March 28, 2015 at her residence located at No. 85, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, a surbub of Lagos.

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“On the day of the alleged murder, Onyinyechi was preparing a meal while Abuchi was sitting on a chair in their home looking at his ‘Baba Ijebu’ lottery tickets. Angered by her husband’s action, Onyinyechi scolded him for his love for gambling and a fight ensued between them.

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She took the kitchen knife she was using to cut vegetables and stabbed her husband fatally in the chest. The stabbing inflicted a deep cut in Abuchi’s chest which led to excessive blood loss and his eventual death.

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The victim died before he could be taken to hospital by Onyinyechi and concerned neighbours,” she said. She was pregnant when the offence was committed.

She, however, gave birth to a baby girl while in custody at the Kirikiri Female Prisons.

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Onyinyechi was in court on Monday with the baby. Counsel to the accused, Mr Q.U. Ogudu, told the court that the accused had opted for a plea bargain. “My Lord, we have applied for a plea bargain agreement which the state is not objecting to.”

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The prosecutor also confirmed to the court that the parties were working towards the plea bargain. Justice Josephine Oyefeso adjourned the case to April 6 for a report on the plea bargain agreement.

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