Lagos - An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates'
Court has remanded two men, Sodiq Fatusi and Adewale Ogunsanya, in a Lagos
prison for allegedly pushing an octogenarian to his death.
The accused, Fatusi, 27, and Ogunsanya, 19 are facing a
two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.
The Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Olajuwon, had ordered the accused
to be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of
Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Julius Babatope said the
offences were committed on July 19 at about 7.30 p.m. at Iyana-Ipaja, a Lagos
The accused were alleged to have pushed Jerome Akinsola, 70,
unto an oncoming vehicle after trying to extort money from him.
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"The deceased, a truck driver, had stopped to check his
deflated tyre and the accused seized the opportunity to demand an illegal sum
"The deceased refused to part with the amount, and this
angered the accused, who angrily beat him up before pushing him unto an
oncoming vehicle," Babatope said.
The offences contravened Sections 221 and 231 of the
Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) states that Section 221
prescribes a death sentence for murder.
The case has been adjourned to Oct. 24.