A 25-year old single mother, Gift Daniel, has explained why she stabbed an Islamic cleric, Alfa Taofeek Olumoro, 52, who allegedly attempted to lure her into a sex romp in Lagos.

The suspect, Gift, narrated that she stabbed the victim, Olumoro,
several times on his chest so as to free herself from him after he
tricked her to his room to engage her in sex

The incident happened at No. 3 Bajulaye Street, Fadeyi area of Lagos
where she went to visit her lover, simply identified as Onyebuchi, who
lives in the same compound with the victim.

The embittered single mother who lives at Alhaji Aleke Street in
Bariga, Lagos, said that she went to visit her lover and then met Alfa
Olumoro who claimed that he cures people of different ailments. She
was introduced to some of the products he claimed to be efficacious
and she asked him to give her massage balm for her child. Alfa Olumoro
reportedly then asked her to come into his room to collect it.

When she entered his room, he locked the door and attempted to
forcefully sleep with her. She said that she resisted, used the
kitchen knife she saw there to stab him, freed herself and escaped.
The victim was said to have bled profusely and was rushed to the
hospital where he eventually died.

Following the death, the single mother was arrested and later
transferred to SCIID, Panti, Yaba. During interrogation, she revealed
what happened between them to the police.

However, the police found her culpable and charged her for murder
before the Ebute Metta Magistrate Court. Her plea was not taken after
the prosecutor, Inspector Adebayo Oyedele, told the Court that it was
a case of murder and needed the DPP’s advice.

Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mr. O.O. Olatunji, ordered her
remanded in prison custody without an option of bail. The court also
directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and sent to the DPP for
advice.

The matter was adjourned till 25th May, 2019 for the DPP’s report to be ready.

P.M Express gathered that Gift’s case may be moved to High Court if
the DPP finds her culpable and recommends her trial for murder. She
may be sentenced to life imprisonment or death if she is found guilty
by the Court for the alleged offence.

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