A man named Ismaila Salau, 49 years of age is allegedly accused of killing his wife, hitting her on the head with a pestle and dumping her body in a river.
He denied the accusation laid against him,and the statement he allegedly made to the police during police investigation.
At the resumed hearing, the witness who was led in evidence by his counsel, Mr. A. A Babalola, said he was held up in traffic after running errands for a friend and also claimed his car fell into the ditch as a result of flood.
The withness claimed he had called his wife who was visiting her parents during the Salah festivities and that when he got home, he did not see his wife and her phone was switched off.
Salau narrated how he went for a village meeting the following day and heard about a pregnant woman who drowned in the stream.
Mr Salau then told the Baale that his wife was missing and was referred to go to the Badagry General Hospital where the corpse was deposited to check if it was hiswife, which When he saw the corpse, he knew that was his wife.
During cross-examination by the Lagos State prosecutor, Jubril Kareem, the accused admitted that he did not report to the Police about his missing wife.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, after listening to the evidence, adjourned the case until April 9, for continuation of trial.
The prosecutor Kareem,earlier told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on October 3, 2014, 11 p.m, at 18, Igbele village, in Araromi community of Badagry, Lagos State.
He said the defendant allegedly murdered his wife, Silifat Yakubu, by hitting her head with a pestle and dumping her corpse in a nearby stream.
Kareem said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, and the defendant pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody.