23-year-old remanded in prison for allegedly stabbing man to death


For allegedly stabbing a man to death with a broken bottle, Shakiru Akinsanya, was on Wednesday remanded in prison on the orders of an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Akinsanya, 23, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of murder.

Insp. Julius Babatope, the police prosecutor, had told the court that the offence was committed on March 25 at Oto Transformer,
off Oke Ira-Nla in Ajah on Lagos-Epe Expressway.

Suddenly in the heat of an argument, the accused brought out a bottle of Chelsea dry gin and stabbed the deceased on his leg
and bled to death, he said.

“The accused was later caught in Ijebu-Ode in Ogun where he absconded to.”

The offence violated Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which prescribes a death penalty for offenders.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adegite, directed that the accused should remain in prison pending advice from the State Director
of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

She adjourned the case until June 4 for mention.