Nigeria News Update Today – Woman ‘Killed Her Husband’ Over Sh500M Estate
Amina Shiraz Yacoub, the widow of Mombasa tycoon Jimmy Jagatram Baburam, planned and executed the murder of her husband over Sh500M Estate, a court has been told.
Making submissions before High Court Judge Dorah Chepkwony, Alexander Monda, the State prosecutor, said Yacoub conspired with her American lover Jacob Schmalze to kill Jagatram.
According to Mr Monda, the two suspects drowned Jagatram in a swimming pool at Medina Palms in Watamu on June 26, 2015.
He claimed Yacoub planned the murder in order to inherit Jagatram’s estate, which amounted to Sh500 million, and a life insurance cover worth Sh50 million.
Mr Schmalze has since fled to the US and an arrest warrant has been issued against him, according to the prosecution.
Monda also alleged that Yacoub tried to influence one Abdi Sheikh, the detective investigating her husband’s death, with a Sh45,000 bribe.
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