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
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.