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35-year-old man remanded in custody for alleged murder

A Lagos State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ebute-Metta on Monday remanded a 35-year-old man, Akeem Adewuyi, to the Nigeria Correctional Center for alleged murder.

Magistrate Mrs. Adedayo Tella ordered Adewuyi remanded in custody pending legal advice from the prosecution office.

Adewuyi was remanded in custody following a remand application filed in court by the police, seeking an order for the continued detention of the accused in a correctional facility pending the outcome of the legal opinion of the DPP.

The accused faces two counts bordering on conspiracy and murder brought against him by the police.

Police prosecutor Ms Francisca Job told the court that Adewuyi and others at large conspired to commit the alleged offences.

Job told the court that Adewuyi unlawfully killed one Abiola Adetipe, putting him to death.

She said the incident occurred on December 28, 2023, at around 8:50 p.m., at No. 7 Akinwande Ogundipe Street, New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba area of ​​Lagos State.

According to her, the offenses committed are punishable under sections 233 and 223 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.

But the accused’s plea was not accepted as Tella ordered that he be remanded in custody at the correctional center, pending the advice of the DPP.

The matter was adjourned until June 4, 2024, for advice from the DPP.

Meanwhile, Friday Idoko, a 29-year-old mechanic, was arraigned before the Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos Island, for allegedly stealing a customer’s vehicle which he was asked to repaired it and drove it to Benue State where it was arrested.

Idoko was arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and theft brought against him by the police.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Ajaga Agboko, told the court that Idoko and others at large conspired to steal a car bearing registration plate APP305 EG, ash in color, worth 2.3 million Naira.

He said the incident occurred on April 2, 2024 at Falomo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

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Agboko told the court that the stolen car belonged to one Gabriel Tsenzume.

According to him, the offense committed contravened Sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Magistrate TA Idowu granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties of similar sum and adjourned the matter to May 14, for mention.