Thursday, 15 September 2016

Landlord Remanded in Prison for Stabbing Tenant to Death





News48hour.com reports that one Gbade Metibemu is to be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for allegedly stabbing his tenant to death over space to dispose used water.

The 34 year old Metibemu, was presented to face trial on a charge of murder before Magistrate Mrs K.A. Ariyo of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Thursday, but his plea was not taken as the prosecutor, Insp. Cpl. Hafsat Ajibodu said that the accused committed the offence on July 21 at No. 10, Apollo St., Makoko, Lagos.

According to her, the accused and the deceased, Bright Chineme, had an argument over where the deceased’s wife should dispose off her used water in the compound, and in the course of the argument, Metibemu picked up a kitchen knife and stabbed the deceased to death.

The offence contravenes Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, and can not be tried in lower courts, including magistrates’ courts. The section 221 prescribes a death sentence for offenders, the magistrate said and adjourned to Oct. 25.


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