Man in court over alleged murder in Lagos


A 28-year-old man, Emmanuel Monday, was on Monday docked before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stabbing a lady to death

Monday was charged with murder but his plea was not taken by the court, NAN reports.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Alex Komolafe, ordered that he should be kept at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre pending advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Cousin Adams had alleged that the defendant committed the offense on December 17, 2019, at 2.00 a.m., at No. 15, Araromi, St., Orile-Iganmu.

He alleged that the defendant stabbed one Natasha (surname still unknown) on the neck with a kitchen knife, over an undisclosed issue.

Murder contravenes Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and punishable with death.

The case has been adjourned until Jan. 29, 2020 for mention.


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