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Man remanded over alleged murder of 63-yr-old man

By Onozure Dania

COURTnewA Magistrate, Mrs. O.I. Adelaja , of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court has ordered that Sunday Obadele, 37, be remanded in prison custody, for allegedly killing a 63-year-old man,Amuda Abudo.

The magistrate who gave the order yesterday, said the defendant should be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons, pending legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecution, DPP.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Richard Odigie, told the court that the offence was committed on February 17, at 16, Araromi Street, Oto, Awori Area, of Ijanikin, in Lagos State. He said that the defendant and the deceased were involved in a heated argument which led to a fight in which both used cutlasses on each other, which eventually led to the death of the deceased.

“While fighting, they both picked up cutlasses as weapon to defend themselves, but Obadele’s cut was much deeper,” he said. According to Odigie, the offence is contrary to sections 221 and 231 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him, but his plea was not taken as the magistrate ordered that he be remanded. She adjourned the matter till June 12.

 


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