The 22-year-old Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou Anani, who allegedly stabbed his boss, Chief Opeyemi Bademosi, to death was yesterday charged with murder.
Chief Magistrate O. O. Oshin of the Igbosere Chief Magistrates’ Court ordered him to be remanded in Kirikiri Prison, pending advice by Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
She did not take his plea.
The late Bademosi was the chairman of Credit Switch Technology, Lagos.
Anani is facing a one-count charge of murder, contrary to Section 222 and punishable under Section 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.
Police prosecutor Mr. J.I. Eboseremene alleged that the defendant committed the offence on October 31 at the late Bademosi’s 3b, Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos home.
He alleged that Anani stabbed Bademosi to death with a kitchen knife in order to rob him of his money.
The prosecutor applied to remand the suspect in prison under sections 115 and 264 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.
He urged the court to remand Anani in prison for the first instance of 30 days.
The defendant’s counsel, Jamiu Alapo, objected to the prosecution’s request.
He said the suspect only speaks Pidgin English.
Ruling, Chief Magistrate Oshin held that there was nothing to reply to on the application.
She said: “In view of the remand application of murder, the defendant is remanded in prison custody in the first instance of 30 days under sections 115 and 264 of the ACJA 2015, pending the legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The case continues on December 18.