Prostitute Stabs Client In Lagos: Tells Court She Acted In Self-Defense

At an Ikeja High Court on Wednesday, Nkechi Okafor, a commercial sex worker who is standing trial for stabbing her client, Samuel Sarumi, to death, told Justice Lateefa Okunnu that she killed the man in self-defense.

Led in defence by Mrs A. Onabolu, the defence counsel, Nkechi said Sarumi came to the hotel at midnight on the fateful day to see his girlfriend. According to her, “Samuel came into my room and asked for his girlfriend, but I told him that the girl had gone out, but he refused to leave, wanting to force me into having sex with him, but I declined.

“He held me by the neck and almost choked me and when I was able to escape his grip, I ran into my room and I broke a bottle to scare him away as he had followed me into my room.

“He, however, refused to leave and I was forced to stab him and he ran out immediately and he later brought in some hoodlums into the room and they beat me up.”


Okafor said she sustained injuries on her mouth, back and face following the attack, explaining that she did not know that Sarumi died until her arrest by the police the next day, saying “I was in Panti Police Station for over a month before I was taken into prison custody.”

She described Sarumi as a jovial and generous man who treated her well anytime he visited his girlfriend, Ivie. “Before I was arrested, Samuel’s mother visited me and accused me of being a murderer and that I too must be killed,” Nkechi added.

Principal State Counsel Osunmola Balogun had alleged that the defendant stabbed Sarumi with a broken bottle on his shoulder and near his armpit, resulting in his death.

Not wanting to leave out any useful details that could help unravel the truth of what actually happened, Justice Okunnu adjourned the matter to June 28 for further hearing.


  1. The lady did wat she did, according to her for defence reason. Who knows wat the man intain doin to her. Court consider such factor.

  2. hence d stabbin toke place in d ladys house she is nt guilty of anything who knws wat d man wnts 2 do wit her tanx 2 God he culd nt nd dnt be surprise dat d man did nt die bcos of d stab but bcos d juju he wanted 2 use d lady 4 bckfired, court let nkechi be she’s nt guilty abeg

  3. Why is that she ran to the room to take a bottle instead of she ranning outside when she escape the grip of the man. Justice must be done.

  4. She might hv committed murder bt wit her xplanation she it wasn’t coz he wasn’t stabed on his tommy. So it wasn’t intentional. D man is stupid. Pls let her go.

  5. This is a big lesson to our men despite the HIV that is killing many people, he still visit prostitute. To the lady she does not worth to be called woman, she is a dog, let her die not for killing this man but for being a disgrace to womanhood.

  6. She sopost run out of d building 2 get help,nt goin 2 luk 4 weapon dat get d guy kill,no selfdefence in nigeria she is a murder,fuckin asshole.

  7. Let d lady Nkechi go she did act in defence besides d act was commited in her haus at d point of dis misfortune she wasn’t sellin her body n did well not sleepin wit her friends guy wc most chicks wud hv done provided d guy dropped money n a stab at d shoulder shdnt kill a man who actually ran out to gather some friends to help him beat d gitl up only to be told later dat he died. Haba wht a story to tell. Anyway d judge shd use his wisdom to address dis case. Sth else happened to d guy. Wht if he dint fulfill his mandate given to him by his superior in higher places dat led to his untimely death. We all hv to be careful n prayerful. It cud be u nomata how righteous u tink u r to start callin names be careful. Be blessed.


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