A 42-year-old woman identified as Fatima Rahman, from Chad Republic reportedly murdered her co-wife, Adizat, at her residence in Alejo Street, Ijede, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
She was arraigned on Tuesday before Magistrate P. E Nwaka at a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yaba on one count of murder.
Fatima Rahman was said to be heartbroken when she learnt that her husband had married another woman. She visited the pregnant lady in the guise of a nurse and stabbed her ro death.
The charge read, “That you, Fatima Abdul Rahman, on April 9, 2023, around 12.40 pm, at 43, Alero Street, Ijede Road, Ikorodu, Lagos State in the Lagos Magisterial District did unlawfully kill one Adizat Abdul Rahman, 28-year-old, by stabbing her with a knife and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 222 and punishable under Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.”
The prosecutor prayed the court to remand the defendant to a custodial centre pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.