Pastor cuts wife’s breast

Ebun Francis

A 61 year old Pastor, Adejare Adebayo, has been remanded in Agodi Prison Custody in Ibadan by an Ibadan Magistrates’ Court for allegedly cutting off his wife’s left breast with a kitchen knife.  Adebayo was the pastor in charge of Glory Triumphant Chapel, Tose Area, Moniya.

He was arraigned before Chief Magistrate F. Richard on Monday for one-count charge.

The charge sheet read, “That you Pastor Adejare Adebayo on 24 December 2016 at 12am, Onikankan Village, Ibadan did unlawfully cause the death of Rukayat Adegbule aged 43 by cutting her breast, thereby committed an offence contrary to sec. 316 and punishable under vol.11 sec. 319 of the criminal code cap ix Vol. 11 of the Laws of Oyo State.”The deceased, Mrs Risikayat Adegbule, 43, was said to have died few days later as a result of the excruciating pain suffered after losing one of the breast to the knife.

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The Prosecutor, Mr Sunday Ogunremi, had told the court that Adebayo had on Dec. 24, 2016, at 12 a.m at Onikankan village in Ibadan unlawfully cause the death of Rukayat Adegbule by cutting her breast.

Ogunremi stated that the defendant committed an offence contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Vol. 11 Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap IX Vol. 11 of the Laws of Oyo State.

The Chief Magistrate ordered that the accused be remanded in Agodi Prison and adjourned further hearing to Feb. 14.

After the adjournment, family sources within the court court premises disclosed to newsmen that Adebayo told them that he helped the wife cut the other affected breast because she had earlier suffered cancer in one of her breasts.