A 21-year -old house maid, Augustina Ayodele has been arraigned before the Yaba Magistrate Court in Lagos, for allegedly stabbing an eighty-one year- old woman to death.
Moji Ajobi, started nursing the plan shortly after she was engaged, she started planning how to steal from the old woman and escape.
Her evil plan supposedly paid off on 1st July, 2022, when Moji had the opportunity, stabbed her to death and escaped with some property belonging to the victim.
It was learnt that when the family of late 81-year-old Augustina Ayodele engaged a 21-year old, Moji Ajobi, as house maid to take care of their aged mother, they never envisaged that they had actually brought the person that would bring sorrow to the family by killing their aged mother.
The incident happened at Niyi Ogunleye Street, Ojota area of Lagos, where the late Augustina Ayodele lived before she was brutally murdered.
The suspect was alleged to have used a sharp object to stab the deceased and escaped to an unknown place; leaving her to bleed to death. Before the family realised what happened, she was already dead in the pool of her blood. Her corpse was deposited at the mortuary for autopsy report while the alleged murder of the old woman was reported to the Police Homicide Department of the SCID, Yaba.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Adeola Olatunbosun, ordered her remand in correctional centre pending the outcome of the DPP’s advice and directed the prosecutor to duplicate the file and send it to the DPP.
The matter was adjourned pending the outcome of the DPP’s advice, which will determine if the matter will be transferred to the High Court or not over jurisdiction.