JUSTICE Adedayo Akintoye of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos has remanded a tricycle operator, Sulaimon Opeyemi in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly stabbing a man to death with a knife and cutting him with cutlass. Opeyemi was on Wednesday arraigned before the court on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and unlawful murder, preferred against him by the Lagos State government. The prosecuting counsel Mr Babatunde Sunmonu, told the court that the incident occurred on April 2, 2018 at Adeniji Adele area of Lagos Island.
Sunmonu alleged that Opeyemi conspired with others who are still at large to commit the offence. The prosecutor alleged that Opeyemi, unlawfully killed one Soji Arepo, by stabbing and cutting him with knives and cutlasses.
According to him, the offence committed is punishable under Sections 233 and 223 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2015. In view of the defendant’s plea, the prosecutor asked the court for a trial date. Justice Akintoye ordered the defendant remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case until December 9 for hearing. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge. The defendant’s counsel, Mr C.J Jakponna, told the court that the defendant is a victim of the incident.