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Man remanded in Lagos prison for allegedly killing co-tenant over N5000 electricity bill

21 December 2015, 20:03

Lagos - A man, Chukwuebuka Okeke, who allegedly beat a co-tenant to death over N5,000 electricity bill, was on Monday remanded in Lagos prisons.

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates' Court which gave the ruling, said the accused should be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The accused, 28, who resides at No. 10, Tokosi St., Orile-Iganmu, is being tried for murder.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Cpl. Iyobosa Onaiwu, told the court that the offence was committed on Dec. 1 at about 9.50 p.m. at their apartment.

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Onaiwu said Nwabunike Ezeike’s death was caused by the blows he received on his head from Okeke following an argument over payment of electricity bills.

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

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

The Chief Magistrate, Miss B.O. Ope-Agbe, adjourned the case to Feb. 1, 2016. 




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