A 33-yr-old man has been released on bail after being accused of causing his lover's death.
Daily Post reports that the accused identified as Emeka Ajezu who resides at Monkey Village in the Maza-Maza area of the state is faced with the charge of “causing death by negligence.”
Ajezu's lover reportedly drank Sniper insecticide after he refused to accept the responsibility of her pregnancy.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande told the court that Ajezu was dating 17-year-old Chisom Ekwere, and impregnated her.
He said, “But when she became pregnant for him, Ajezu refused to take responsibility for the pregnancy because he was planning to get married to another woman.
“Late Ekwere’s elder sister took her to the house of the accused and she started living with him while still pregnant."
Osayande added that the accused later told the deceased that he was going to his village to wed another woman.
According to the prosecutor, the suicide note left behind by the deceased indicated that she was heartbroken by Ajezu's behaviour, which was why she drank the insecticide.
Osayande said that the offence contravened Sections 227 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.
Daily Post reports that Ajezu pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Chief Magistrate, Ipaye Nwachukwu, also ordered Ajezu to provide two sureties in like sum. The Court adjourned the matter until December 20 for further hearing.