Three persons have been arrested by the police after a 40-year-old woman identified as Helen Peters allegedly died in their custody.
Uwadiegwu Henry, 25, Monday Ochonu 25 and Taiwo Adebiyi, 57, allegedly committed the offence at 36, Fashola Street, Papa Ashafa, Agege.
According to the Police, Henry claimed that he was the boyfriend of the deceased.
He was also accused of conspiring with Taiwo, who happens to be a nurse to kill the victim.
Henry and Taiwo were accused of administering the Lagatine injection to incapacitate the victim so as to kidnap her and thereafter, extort money from her rich husband, which led to her unfortunate demise.
Taiwo was said to have supplied the injection that killed the victim, while the other alleged accomplice, Monday, tied the deceased’s hands and legs backward with a rope and also covered her mouth with a piece of cloth which suffocated her to death.
Their plea was however not taken.
The offences contravene and are punishable under Section 221 and 231 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
The Magistrate, Mrs K. A. Ariyo adjourned the matter till 31 March for (DPP) Director of Public Prosecution’s advice.