Court remands jealous lover for killing girlfriend

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For allegedly using a sledgehammer to smash Morolake Sunday’s head in the Lekki Phase 1 neighbourhood of Lagos State, a security guard named Samuel Adeniyi was remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre on Monday.

Adeniyi, 33, was taken before Magistrate Patrick Nwaka of the Yaba Magistrate’s Court on one count of murder, and he ordered that he be remanded.

According to the police prosecutor Thomas Nurudeen, the event happened on August 10, 2023, at 33 Audu Ekpa Street in Lekki Phase 1 of Lagos State.

The defendant allegedly asserted that his partner was cheating on him and could never be sexually content.
It was revealed in court that the deceased, a nanny, left the child she was watching on the day of the incident and went to meet with another man, claiming she was going to buy recharge cards.

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It was revealed further that Adeniyi allegedly waited for hours before coming back.
He was attempting to question her about why it took her so long to return home when they got into a heated dispute that turned physical, and he accidently smacked her in the head with a sledgehammer.
The deceased was brought to the Mainland General Hospital by her employers, where a doctor on duty verified her death, while the defendant fled the scene, according to Nurudeen, who testified in court.

The charge stated: “That you, Samuel Adeniyi, did unlawfully kill one Sarah Morolake, aged 25 years, by hitting a sledgehammer on her head on August 10, 2023, around 12 pm, at No. 33 Audu Ekpa Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State, in the Lagos Magisterial District, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 222 and punishable under Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.”

No plea was accepted from the defendant.

The magistrate mandated that he remain in prison custody while the Directorate of Public Prosecutions’ legal opinion is being considered.

On October 10, 2023, Nwaka postponed the lawsuit.

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