Lagos - The police on Friday in Lagos,
arraigned one Ridwan Lukuman,21, alleged to be a cultist, in an Ebute Metta
Chief Magistrates' Court, for allegedly stabbing one Kazeem Taiwo to death.
Lukuman is standing trial on charges bordering on
conspiracy, murder and belonging to a cult.
The court, however, did not take the plea of the accused,
alleged to belong to White Island cult.
The prosecutor, Insp. Richard Odigie, had earlier told the
court that the accused committed the offences on Feb. 25 at Alade Ogun, Ilogbo
Eremi on Lagos Island.
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Odigie said that an argument ensued between the accused and
his victim, alleged also to belong to a cult group, while they were drinking at
According to him, this led to a fight during which the
accused allegedly stabbed his victim to death with a broken bottle.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections
42(a), 221 and 231 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.I. Adelaja, ordered that the
accused be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons, pending the receipt of legal advice
from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Adelaja adjourned the case till May 22.