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Court remands Togolese chef over alleged murder

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[FILE PHOTO] The charge stated that Anani, in order to rob, stabbed the deceased to death with a kitchen knife

A Lagos magistrate court sitting in Igbosere has remanded in prison custody a 22-year-old Togolese chef, Sunday Adefonou Anani, over alleged murder of his boss, Opeyemi Bademosi, chairman of Credit Switch Technology.
   
Chief Magistrate O.O. Oshin remanded the murder suspect yesterday pending the legal advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) and adjourned till December 18.

Anani was charged with a one-count charge of murder of Badamosi. He committed the alleged offence on October 31, at the deceased’s residence in Parkview Estate, Ikoyi Lagos.

 
The charge stated that Anani, in order to rob, stabbed the deceased to death with a kitchen knife. According to the charge, his offence is contrary to section 222 and punishable under section 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

Meanwhile, a magistrate court in Ejigbo, Lagos State has sentenced a suspect to 14 hours of community service for stealing three tubers of yam at Ikotun market. The defendant, 26-year-old Okon Happiness, was reported to have entered a shop in the market owned by one Kehinde Lawanson and took away the yams valued at N2,100.

Luck, however, ran out on him when Lawanson, after seeing him coming out of her shop with the items raised an alarm. A mob chased him, caught him and handed him over to the police at Ikotun Division.

Okon was arraigned before the court presided over by Teslimi Shomade on a one-count charge of stealing. He pleaded guilty to the offence, saying he stole the items because he was hungry.

Prosecuting counsel, Kenneth Asibor, said the complainant refused all entreaties to settle the matter, insisting that it be charged to court. The defendant pleaded for leniency, promising not to repeat the act.

Magistrate Shomade convicted him and directed that he should serve his sentence in the court premises.


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