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Applicant remanded in prison over murder of friend


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.

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.

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

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