Yaba Magistrate Court Sitting in Lagos state has ordered the remand of a man simply identified as Raphael Agu in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre for allegedly stabbing his friend named Stanley Ugo to death.
The 38-year-old man was dragged before the court on a two count charge of murder.
The prosecution team told the court that Agu and the deceased engaged in a heated argument after he was accused of not disbursing effectively the N15, 000 a developer was erecting around the transformer Bus stop area in Ogudu.
The developer had on May 25, 2023, asked Agu to disburse the money to some of the area boys. After Agu had shared the money, the deceased and one other person came back and accused him of not disbursing the money efficiently. This caused a heated argument which generated into a fight.
The prosecution team told the court that during the fight, Agu stabbed Ugo in the stomach with a knife.
The prosecutor, Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that the offence contravened Section 222 and is punishable under Section 233 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015. He went on to present a remand application, appealing to the court to remand the defendant for 30 days pending legal advice from the Director of Legal Prosecution.
Granting the request, the magistrate, P.E Nwaka ordered the defendant to be remanded in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre and also directed that the case file be duplicated and sent to the DPP for legal advice.
The case was then adjourned till July 5, 2023.