An Igbosere Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Monday remanded in prison custody a 22-year old Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou Anani, alleged to have killed his boss, Opeyemi Badamosi, Chairman of Credit Switch Technology.
The presiding Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.O Oshin, ordered that he should be remanded in prison, pending the legal advice from the office of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP.
The accused Togolese was arraigned before the court on one count charge of murder, alleged to have been committed on October 31, 2018, at the deceased’s resident at 3b, Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate Ikoyi Lagos.
It was stated in the charge that Anani, in order to rob his boss stabbed the deceased to death with a kitchen knife.
The offence alleged to have been committed by the accused Togolese is contrary to section 222 and Punishable Under section 223 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State 2015.
The police Prosecutor, Mr J.I Eboseremene told the court that he had an application to remand the suspect in prison custody under section 115, of the administration of criminal justice law and 264, of administration of criminal justice law 2015.
He then prayed the court that the accused should be remanded in prison custody, for the first instance of 30 days.
In his reply, the counsel to the accused, Barrister Jamiu Alapo, said he was not objecting to the remand of the suspect and told the court that the accused did not understand English Language, but understood Pigin English.
Magistrate Oshin, in her ruling, held that there was nothing to reply on the remand application.
She said “In view of the remand application of murder, the accused is remanded in prison custody in the first instance, of 30 days under sections 115 and 264 of the administration of criminal justice law 2015, pending the legal advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution DPP.”
The case was adjourned till December 18, for DPP’s advice.