Lagos - A 27-year-old man, Fatai Afobaje,
who allegedly killed his cruelly and dismembered his body, was on Tuesday in
Lagos hauled up before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates' Court.
Afobaje, who resides at 332, Oko Agbonla Irese Village in
Magbon, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and
The Prosecutor, ASP Elizabeth Ekuma, said that the offences
were committed on Feb.13 at about 1.00 a.m. at the residence of the accused.
She said Afobaje killed one Rafiu Sulaimon ,44, his close
friend, who was on a visit.
Ekuma said the accused allegedly cut-off the head and hands
of the friend using a knife.
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"The victim had gone to visit his friend and on getting there,
the security man at the of the accused allegedly charmed Sulaimon which
rendered him unconscious.
"Sulaiman was carried into the room where Afobaje chopped
off his head and hands before he buried his trunk.’’
Ekuma said when some policemen conducted a search into the
premises of the accused, they discovered the chopped-off parts of the deceased
where they were buried.
She added that the wife of the deceased was able to identify
her murdered husband when she saw his wedding ring on one of the
chopped-off fingers inside a calabash in Afobaje's home.
The offences, Ekuma noted, contravened Sections 221 and
231of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
It is reported that Section 221
prescribes capital punishment for murder.
The Magistrate, Mr A.O. Komolafe, ordered that the accused
should be remanded at
Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions
The case has been adjourned to June 22.