Court remands man, 21, for murder

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An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday, remanded a 21-year-old man, Moshood Abiola, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, for alleged murder.

magistrate, Mrs Ejiro Kubeinje, who did not take the defendant’s plea, directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

She adjourned case until Aug. 25 for DPP’s advice.

defendant, who resides at Elemoro, Lekki, Lagos State, is being tried for conspiracy, belonging to an unlawful society and murder.

Prosecution Counsel, ASP. Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that the defendant and other persons, still at large, committed the offences on April 7 at Lekki, Lagos State.

He said defendant, who belonged to an unlawful society known as ‘Aiye’ confratenity, conspired with others to kill one Rasheed Alade.

defendant attacked the victim, stabbed him severally with knife all over body.

victim bled to death but the defendant was arrested while his accomplices escaped,” said Ogunleye.

offences, he noted, violated sections 42, 223 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 223 attracts death sentence for murder.