A 23-year-old man, Adekunle Aduragbemi, has been remanded in Ikoyi prison for allegedly stabbing to death one Chidi Kuta, 30.
According to the police, the suspect, Aduragbemi was arrested with the knife he used in stabbing the deceased in the neck.
The incident occurred on November 25, 2013 at the resident of the two men on Adeyemi Street in Ojodu area of Lagos.
It was further learnt that the defendant made confessional statement to the police after he was interrogated at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba.
Aduragbemi was said to have stabbed Kuta during a fight in the neighbourhood after a minor disagreement.
The defendant was arraigned on one count of murder.
The charge read, “That you, Adekunle Aduragbemi, on November 25, 2013, at 2.50pm at Abiodun Adeyemi Street, Ojodu, Lagos in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill one Chidi Kuta, aged 30 years, by stabbing him on the neck with a knife and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.”
The defendant’s plea was not taken and the magistrate, Mr. O.A Komolafe, remanded the suspect in the prison to enable the police obtain legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.