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Friends Remanded For Allegedly Stabbing Woman To Death In Lagos

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has ordered the remand of two men; Nduka Okafor and James Aikhionbare in prison custody for allegedly stabbing a woman to death.

The Magistrate, Mrs. A.S. Okubule, ordered the remand of Nduka, 62, and James, 38, brought before her court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

Okubule said that the accused should be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons, pending an advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.

Earlier, Goddey Osuyi, a counsel from the Panti Police Station told court that the friends committed the offences on Aug. 17, 2016 at House J68B, Close 9, Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos.

Osuyi said that the accused conspired to stab the late Mrs. Mabel Okafor to death at her residence.

The offences contravened Sections 223 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Magistrate Okubule adjourned the case to November 20, pending the DPP's advice.

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