Man matchets neighbour to death

Man matchets neighbour to death

imagesA 29-year-old bricklayer, Ibrahim Tijani, was on Monday remanded in Ikoyi Prisons for allegedly matcheting his neighbour, Bashorun Okanla, to death.

The Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Tanimola, of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, gave the order at the arraignment of the accused in Lagos.

She ordered that the accused be remanded pending legal advice from the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The accused, who resides at Okun in Ajah area of Lagos, is facing a charge of murder.

The prosecutor, ASP Elizabeth Ekuma, told the court that the deceased had complained about the fumes coming from the accused’s generator, which was filtering into his apartment.

“An argument ensued between the duo, which led Tijani to enter his room, got a cutlass which he used to attack the deceased on one of his legs and the left hand,” the prosecutor said.

She further told the court that Okanla died at an undisclosed hospital as a result of the injuries he sustained from the attack.

Ekuma said that the offence was committed on Feb. 8, at about 2.30 p.m. at Okun Ajah, Lagos.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The magistrate adjourned the case till April 15, pending advice from DPP.

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