A murder suspect, Taiwo Abisoye, has been remanded in prison custody over the death of his friend, Gabriel Abutu, whom he allegedly stabbed to death during an argument.
Abisoye, who was arraigned on a one count of murder before the Ebute-Meta Magistrate’s Court was said to be a bricklayer, the same occupation of the deceased.
The duo were said to have had a misunderstanding after few drinks.
The suspect allegedly stabbed the deceased with a broken bottle which led to his death.
The police said Abisoye confessed to the crime and was arrested with exhibits.
The charge sheet read in part, “That you, Taiwo Adesoye,m, on the 25th day of June, 2013 at Adamo bus stop via Ikorodu, Lagos in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill one Gabriel Abutu,m, aged 21 years by stabbing him on his neck with a broken bottle and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 221 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.”
The defendant’s plea was not taken.
The prosecutor, Etim Nkankuk, applied that the defendant be remanded in line with Section 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice of Lagos State.
The magistrate, Mrs. Aje Afunwa, ruled that Abisoye be remanded in prison custody pending the advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
The matter was adjourned till August 16.