Man allegedly tortures, kills friend over Nokia phone

A 25-year-old unemployed man, Muhammed (Surname withheld), has been accused of killing his friend by hitting him on the head with a wooden plank.

Mohammed, who hails from Kaduna State, was arrested by operatives of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba, for allegedly killing a 23-year-old man, Kwatri Dalikwada.

It was gathered that the accused allegedly used a wooden plank to hit the deceased on his head, which caused his death at Adamawa Village, FESTAC.

Trouble started when Muhammed gave the deceased his Nokia phone to keep. But when he later asked for his phone, the deceased could not provide the Nokia phone.

Thereafter, Muhammed, who got angry, was said to have called a neighbour named Babalele (now at large), to join him to torture the deceased.

Mohammed and Babalele were said to have used a cable wire to beat the deceased.

Not satisfied, the defendant used a plank to hit Dalikwada. The deceased was immediately rushed to a hospital after the incident, but later died around 11.00p.m, on  August 3.

Muhammed was charged before an Ebute Metta Magistrate Court and the presiding Magistrate, H.O. Omisore, ordered him to be remanded in prison custody till October 6.