Lagos - A 35-year old man, Nelson Oamen,
who allegedly stabbed his father to death, was on Monday remanded at the Ikoyi
Prisons by an Ebute-metta Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos.
Chief Magistrate Mrs Folasade Botoku, ordered that the
accused, facing a count charge of murder, be remanded in prison pending the
release of legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plea of
the accused was not taken as the court lacked the jurisdiction to prosecute
The Prosecutor, ASP Olagoke Akinlabi, had earlier told the
court that the offence was committed on Sept. 18, at about 11.30 a.m. at Abesan
Estate, Ipaja, a Lagos suburb.
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He alleged that the accused used a broken bottle to stab his
75-year old father, Sunday Oamen, ripping open his stomach.
The prosecutor said that the accused stabbed his father
severally all over his body while he was sleeping, claiming that he refused to
take care of him.
"He claimed that his father refused to give him money
to purchase a bus and on the said day he went into his father's room where he
was sleeping and stabbed him with a broken bottle," he said.
Akinlabi said that the offence contravened Section 221 of
the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
NAN reports that Section 221 prescribes death sentence for
The case has been adjourned to Nov. 5 pending legal advice
from the DPP.