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Man remanded for stabbing father to death

05 October 2015, 18:54

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 murder cases.

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.

Also read: Man, 25, docked for allegedly stabbing brother

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 convicts.

The case has been adjourned to Nov. 5 pending legal advice from the DPP. 



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