Heartless Housewife charged with murder of 10-year-old housekeeper

A 28-year-old woman has been remanded in jail over the murder of her 10-year-old house help.

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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered the remand of a housewife, Linda Alapa, who allegedly murdered her 10-year-old housekeeper with a mop stick.

Twenty-eight-year-old Alapa, who resides at Bamigboy, Ikorodu, Lagos, allegedly used a mop stick to beat the housekeeper to death on Dec. 12, 2016.

Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja ordered Alapa’s remand at the Ikoyi Prisons custody pending the advice of the state’s director of public prosecutions.

Consequently, the court did not take the plea of the accused.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Nwadione, told the court that the accused committed the murder at her residence.

He submitted that the housekeeper, Joy Mbafan, was confirmed dead on arrival at a hospital.

Nwadione said that murder contravened Section 222 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, and punishable with death.

The case has been adjourned till April 24 for mention.