Three men accused of murder and attempted murder were on Monday remanded to the Kirikiri Custodial Centre, Lagos.
The defendants, Mukaila Nofiu, Wasiu Rasheed and Hassan Kazeem, were arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court for the alleged murder of one Alade Bello and for the attempted murder of Lasisi Sikiru who is still undergoing medical treatment.
They were arraigned before Magistrate O.Y. Adefope on three counts of murder and attempted murder.
According to the prosecutor, Haruna Magaji, the defendants committed the offence on April 14, 2023, at the Igbolodo village, along Ketu, Omu Road, Lagos around 2.46 pm.
Magaji told the court that the defendants used planks and wood to beat the deceased to death and had attempted to kill one other but did not succeed.
He added that the offences contravened Sections 233 and 230 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.
The charge read in part, “That you Mukaila Nofiu, Wasiu Rasheed and Hassan Kazeem and others at large on April 14, 2023, around 4.35 pm at Igbolodo village along Ketu, Omu Road, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District did unlawfully killed one Alade Bello by hitting him severally with planks and woods and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 233 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.”
The defendant’s pleas were not taken.
The prosecutor hence prayed the court to remand the defendants pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.
Magistrate Adefope, granting the request, remanded the defendants to the Kirikiri Custodial Centre pending legal advice from the DPP.
She also adjourned the case till June 16, 2023. (Punch)