The killing of a 49-year old man, Lucky Bassey by his wife in Lagos shocked people who knew the couple. He was murdered by his wife, Grace after she used a kitchen knife to slice his throat while he was sleeping on their bed. Lucky bled profusely and helplessly as Grace watched and ensured that he died before she alerted their neigbours, a police source said. The incident happened at 23 Abari street in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos where they reside. Following the manner with which the late Lucky died, the matter was reported to the police and Grace was arrested. She reportedly confessed and implicated one Benjamin Otu as her accomplice in the act. Both Grace and Otu were arrested and the matter was transferred to SCID Panti for further investigation.
During interrogation, it was reported that Grace and Otu confessed to the act and told the police that it was Grace that used a knife to cut his throat while he bled and died. On the role Otu played, the police source said he assisted Grace by holding Lucky on the bed before Grace had access to slit his throat. It was gathered that the couple who are from Akwa Ibom State had undisclosed serious disagreement before the incident happened.
The two suspects, Grace and Otu have been charged before Ebutta Metta Magistrate’s court with conspiracy and murder under the Criminal Code. They were arraigned before the presiding Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Olajuwon. Their plea was not taken, rather, the Magistrate ordered them to be remanded in prison custody.
The court also directed the prosecutor to send their file to the Directorate for public prosecution for advice.