By Onozure Dania
Lagos – The 22 year old Togolese Cook Sunday Adefonou Anani, who was alleged to have died earlier this morning, is still alive.
Vanguard had gathered that Anani, who allegedly murdered his boss, Opeyemi Badamosi Chairman of Credit Switch Technology, was dead.
The sourced had told Vanguard that it heard the suspect counsel saying he got a message from his boss Mrs O.A Adeyemi of the Office of the Public Defender that she got a message that Anani was dead.
However when Vanguard visited the Ikoyi prison custody, to ascertain the veracity of the death of the suspect, Vanguard found out that the suspect was still alive.
Adefonou Anani was remanded in prison custody by an Igbosere Magistrates’Court in Lagos, on November 12 and had adjourned till December 18, pending the issuance of legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution DPP.
Chief Magistrate Mrs O.O Oshin, had made the order during the hearing of an application for remand, from the police.
The suspect was charged with a one count of murder, which was committed on October 31, 2018, at Badamosi’s resident at 3b, Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate Ikoyi Lagos.
The charge stated that Anani, in order to rob, stabbed the deceased to death with a kitchen knife.
According to the charge the offence committed is contrary to section 222 and Punishable Under section 223 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State 2015.
The police Prosecutor Mr J.I Eboseremene had told the court that he had an application to remand the suspect in prison custody under section 115, of the administration of criminal justice law and 264, of adminstration of criminal justice law 2015.
” We pray the court that the defendant should be remanded in prison custody, for the first instance of 30 days,” Eboseremene said.
In his reply, the defendant’s counsel, Jamiu Alapo, who said he was not objecting to the remand, of the suspect, told the court that the suspect doesn’t understand English Language, but understands Pigin English.
Magistrate Oshin, in her ruling, held that there was nothing to reply on the remand application.
She said “In view of the remand application of murder, the defendant is remanded in prison custody in the first instance, of 30 days under sections 115 and 264 of the administration of criminal justice law 2015, pending the legal advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution DPP.”
The case was adjourned till December 18, for DPP’s advice.
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