Court remands man for allegedly stabbing neighbour to death

AN Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday, ordered that a 54-year-old man, Tahir Jubril, who allegedly stabbed his neighbour to death with a knife, be remanded in Ikoyi Prison, pending legal advice.

Chief Magistrate O. Kusanu, who did not take the plea of the defendant, remanded him, pending legal advice from the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She adjourned the matter until Sept. 23.

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Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Cousin Adams told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 17, about 7.30p.m, at his residence.

He said that the defendant stabbed his neighbour, Mr Abubakar Asale, 37, with a knife on the left side of his neck during a fight.

A fight, he said, broke out between the deceased and defendant.

Adams said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which prescribes a death sentence for the offender.