by Akan Ido
Godwin Idoko, the expelled 500 level student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, who was accused of beheading a 20-year-old girl earlier in January has explained why he took the action.
Idoko who was arraigned before a Minna Magistrate’s Court in Niger state stunned the court when he blurted out that he had a complain against the deceased lady, Rafin Yashin, who he was accused of beheading.
According to Idoko: “I only stabbed her, I did not behead her. I paid her the sum of N2,500 to have sex with her. After collecting the money and I undressed myself and in the process of having sex, she grabbed and squeezed my manhood very hard. She also bite my hand to peel off my skin. Out of pain, I used a knife to stab her at the neck.”
The Leadership Newspapers reported it thus:
The presiding Chief Magistrate Mohammed Gimba Gabi reminded the accused of the magnitude of the offence which carries death penalty when Idoko feigned ignorance and trivialised the offence.
Idoko was arraigned in accordance with section 221 of the penal code of culpable homicide.
According to the Chief Magistrate Court if the case as contained in the section of the penal code is established the court would not have the jurisdiction to try the case but a High Court.
The police prosecutor, Inspector John Atumeyi said that investigation into the matter had just commenced and since the offence carried death penalty the accused should not be granted bail.
The Chief magistrate who adjoined the case till the 4th of March 2013 ordered that the accused person be remanded in prison custody as investigation into the case continues.