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Man, 24, remanded in prison for allegedly stabbing motorcyclist to death . 2 others over armed robbery

Austine Bathezs, a 24-year-old, who allegedly stabbed a man to death and dispossessed him of his motorcycle, has been remanded at Ikoyi Prisons, Lagos.
Magistrate E.O. Ogunkanmi of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court said the accused should be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The prosecutor, Inspector Asu Feddy, had told the court that the offence was committed on April 4 at about 5.30 p.m. at Mosafeji- Aradagu, Badagry, Lagos State.
He said Bathezs was armed with a dagger which he used to stab the deceased, Samuel Whesu, before dispossessing him of his motorcycle.
Feddy noted that the offence contravened Section 294 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 249 prescribes a life sentence for offenders.
The case has been adjourned to June 24 for mention.
Also in Lagos, an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court has remanded in prison custody two men, who allegedly broke into a house and robbed the occupants at gunpoint.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Abimbola Komolafe, ordered that the accused, Ifeanyichukwu Okafor, 31, and Joshua Ofor, 26, should be remanded in prison pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
The prosecutor, Eranus Nnamonu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, had earlier told the court that the duo committed the offences on January. 21.
He said the unemployed men, who reside at No. 9, Yusuf Mutiyat St., Ikotun, a Lagos suburb, broke into the home of Mrs. Charity Olanrewaju at Maryland Estate and dispossessed her of her property at gunpoint.
“The accused, who were armed with local guns, cutlasses and dangerous objects, harassed and manhandled the complainant and the other occupants of the house. They collected N178,000 cash. The men were apprehended within the estate following a tip-off,’’ Nnamonu said.
Nnamonu noted that the offences contravened Section 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Laws of the Federation.
Further hearing in the case has been fixed for June 6.

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