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Applicant remanded in prison over murder of friend

04 January 2016, 20:29

Lagos - An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos on Monday remanded one Emmanuel Akintan in prison custody over the alleged murder of his friend, Tunde Biobaku.

Chief Magistrate B.O. Ope-Agbe gave the order at the arraignment of Akintan who allegedly murdered Biobaku by stabbing him with a broken bottle on his left hand.

Ope-Agbe ordered that the accused be remanded in Ikoyi prison pending receipt of legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The accused, 23, was arraigned on a charge of murder.

Also read: Five mobile policemen arrested over murder

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Jimoh Iseghede, told the court that the offence was committed on Dec. 9, 2015, at about 6.00 p.m. at Egan-Igando, a Lagos suburb.

The prosecutor alleged that Biobaku died as result of the wounds on his left hand from a broken bottle.

Iseghede said the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Being a murder case, the plea of the accused was not taken.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused may be sentenced to life imprisonment if convicted.

The case was adjourned till Feb. 16 for the receipt of legal advice.




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