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24-yr-old man kills father, stabs mum in Lagos

Babalola Rotimi, Jnr., 24, has been remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons for the alleged murder of his father and stabbing his mother comatose.

Magistrate Bola Folarin-Williams of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court gave the order when Babalola appeared before her on a two-count charge of murder and attempted murder with knives.

The magistrate said the accused should be remanded, pending the receipt of legal advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions, DPPs.

Rotimi’s plea on the first count of murder was, however, not taken as the court lacked the jurisdiction to try such matters.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempted murder and was granted N500,000 bail with two responsible sureties both of whom must be blood relations.

The court adjourned the case till January 23, 2017, pending the receipt of legal advice from Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP.


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