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Nigerian lady arrested over murder of 9-year-old house help in Enugu

A Nigerian lady identified as Mrs. Ujunwa Ugwuoke has been remanded in prison for the alleged murder of a 9-year-old girl, Precious Korshima.

It was gathered that Mrs Ugwuoke was arrested for allegedly beating the minor, who was her house help to death and subsequently dumping her corpse in a bush where it was burnt.

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, the police in Enugu, arraigned the suspect before a Chief Magistrates’ Court Grade 1, presided over by U.I. Jideofor on two count charges bordering on murder.

The charge marked MEN/14C/2023, Commissioner of Police Vs Ugwuoke Ujunwa was read to the accused person in English and interpreted and explained to her in Igbo.

Count 1 stated thus:

“That you Ugwuoke Ujunwa ‘f’ and others now at large on the 9th day of November 2022 at about 0900hours at No. 2, Fidelity Estate Okpara Avenue, Enugu in Enugu North Magisterial District did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit; Murder and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 494 of the Criminal Code, Cap 30, Vol. 11 Revised Laws of Enugu State of Nigeria 2004”.

Count 11 added, “That you Ugwuoke Ujunwa ‘f’ and others now at large on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did unlawfully kill Precious James Korshima ‘f’ aged 9 years by beating her all over her body with stick which caused her death and dump and set her c0rpse @blaze in a refuse dump site at Ugbo Nwagidi village, Enugwu-Uno Ituku, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 274(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 30, Vol. 11 Revised Laws of Enugu State of Nigeria 2004”.

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