49-year-old woman strangled neighbour to death!

49-year-old Josephine Jacob, who allegedly strangled a neighbour to death, was, on Tuesday, remanded in prison by an Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court in Lagos.

Magistrate Joy Ugboimoko said that the court lacked jurisdiction to try the case, and ordered that the defendant remain at the Kirikiri Prisons pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The police prosecutor, Babaji Ishiaku, earlier told the court that the accused strangled the deceased, Margaret Safi, 58, who was also her church member, following a quarrel between them.

He said that the incident occurred on August 19, 2012 at the deceased’s residence on Omolore Street in Shasha area of the state.

Josephine is facing a one-count charge of murder, and her offence was said to have contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The magistrate adjourned the case to October 3, pending the DPP’s advice.