Lagos - A 27-year-old, Shehu Sanni, who
was charged with stabbing a commercial motorcyclist to death with a pair of
scissors, was on Wednesday remanded at Ikoyi Prisons, Lagos.
Sanni, a commercial motorcyclist (okada rider), who resides
at No. 22, Abeokuta St., Oko Baba, Ebute Meta, is facing a charge of murder at
an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates' Court.
Miss B.O. Ope-Agbe, the Magistrate, ordered that the accused
should remain in prison pending advice from the State Director of Public
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Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Maria Dauda, told the court
that the offence was committed on July 8 at noon at Tappa-Abeokuta Street,
She alleged that the accused was questioned by the deceased,
Ibukun Oguntana, a vigilante, why he was operating his motorcycle at night.
"An argument ensued between the duo and Sanni, who had a
pair of scissors in his pocket, brought it out and stabbed the deceased on his
chest and stomach.’’
Dauda noted that the offence contravened Section 221 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that section
prescribes a life sentence for offenders.
The magistrate adjourned the case to Sept. 29.