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Woman arrested for allegedly punching baker to death in Lagos

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The Lagos State police command has arrested one Imoleayo Robinson, a 28-year-old caterer for allegedly punching a baker to death during a fight.

Robinson who was arraigned before an Ikeja magistrates High Court on Thursday pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against her.

Justice Josephine Oyefeso, who did not take the plea of the accused ordered that he be remanded in a correctional centre and adjourned the case until March 12 for trial.

Mr Oladehinde Azeez, the state prosecutor, while delivering judgment said that the accused committed the offence around 8 a.m. at her home located at No. 12, Jijabi St., Owutu Agric, Ikorodu, Lagos.

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As stated by the prosecutor, the defendant punched Latifat Salami, to death during a fight.

Azeez said that the victim and the defendant, were at loggerheads and nursed a lot of hateful feelings towards each other.

He said “Robinson was told by another neighbour that Salami had taken a photo of her without her knowledge while she (Salami) was sitting in the compound making her hair.

“The next morning, the defendant confronted the deceased and there was a heated exchange of words between them which degenerated into a fight.

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“During the fracas, Robinson punched Salami on her chest, she became unconscious and eventually died.”

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 229 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015, NAN reports.

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