Court remands Cameroonian houseboy over murder of Nigerian employer | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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A 21-year-old a Cameroonian, Ledjou Kouemou, on Thursday appeared in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stabbing his employer to death in her residence.


Kouemou, a domestic servant, was arraigned on a charge of murder of his employer before Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja.

Adelaja ordered the remand of the accused at the Ikoyi Prisons pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.


She adjourned the case till Feb. 24, 2017 for mention.

Prosecutor Chinalu Uwadione told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 20 at about 9.30pm at Parkview Estate, Ikoyi.

Uwadione said the accused had asked the deceased for an increase in his salary and she declined.

He said the accused decided to bury a kitchen knife into her chest resulting to her death.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which on conviction attracts death sentence.

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