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Two brothers remanded in prison for allegedly beheading teenager


An Igbosere High Court in Lagos yesterday remanded two brothers, Saheed Obadimeji and Ayodeji Obadimeji, in prison for allegedly beheading a teenage boy. The duo was said to have cut off the boy’s head for the purpose of selling it at a sum of N200,000.

Messrs Saheed, 19 and Ayodeji, 20, who resides at the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos are standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit murder and murder. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Lagos State prosecutor, Tunde Sunmonu, told the court that the defendants and others at large committed the offences on November 27, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. at an uncompleted building in Sapati town, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

He said the defendants cornered one Joseph Makinde, who was sent on an errand by one of their neighbours, lured him into an uncompleted building, and killed him. He said the defendants cut off the head of the victim in order to sell it.

Sunmonu said the offences contravened Sections 223 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendants in prison and appealed for a speedy trial.

Justice Adedayo Akintoye, consequently, remanded the defendants in prison and adjourned the case until November 18 and 19 for trial.

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