A teenage girl and her mother have been remanded in prison custody for allegedly hacking her father to death over his refusal to consent to her marriage plans.
Justice Idris Kutigi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Apo on Monday ordered the girl and her mother, Asabe, remanded in Suleja Prisons after they pleaded not guilty to charges bordering on conspiracy and culpable homicide.
Justice Kutigi then adjourned the case until September 19 for hearing.
The police prosecutor, Fidelis Ogbobe, told the court that the alleged offences were committed on March 10.
He said that the accused, both firewood sellers of Karavan area of Bwari, Abuja, allegedly hacked Mr Kusha Kure to death at their home.
According to him, the teenager carried out the act because the father was not in support of her marital plans with her 24-year-old boyfriend.
The offences, he said, contravened Section 97 and 221 of the Penal Code.
Culpable Homicide is punishable with death under 221 of the Penal Code.