A Magistrate Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday remanded a 23-year-old man, Yusuf Mohammed, in prison, over alleged murder of his supposed wife, Safiat Yakubu.
The accused, whose address was not provided, however, pleaded not guilty.
Refusing Yusuf’s plea, the Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Awosika, ordered that he should be remanded in prison, pending advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Awosika adjourned the case until July 30 for mention.
The Prosecutor, Insp Monica Ikebuilo, earlier told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 16 in Omuo-Ekiti.
Ikebuilo alleged that the accused laid ambush for the girl and cut off her head.
“Yusuf had married Safiat and paid her dowry to her parent, but she refused to live with him,” she said.
She told the court that the deceased once moved into his house but later packed out, saying the accused suspected her of having extra-marital affairs with another man.
According to the prosecutor, the offence is punishable under Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor said the case file was duplicated and forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice, NAN reports.