Three men charged with murder and attempted murder were remanded to the Kirikiri Custodial Centre in Lagos on Monday.
Mukaila Nofiu, Wasiu Rasheed, and Hassan Kazeem, the defendants, were charged before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court for the purported murder of one Alade Bello and the attempted murder of Lasisi Sikiru, who is still in hospital.
They were charged with three charges of murder and attempted murder before Magistrate O.Y. Adefope.
According to the prosecution, Haruna Magaji, the defendants committed the crime on April 14, 2023, around 2.46 p.m., in the Igbolodo village along Ketu, Omu Road in Lagos.
Magaji told the court that the defendants used planks and wood to beat the deceased to death and had attempted to kill one other but did not succeed.
He added that the offences contravened Sections 233 and 230 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.
The charge read in part, “That you Mukaila Nofiu, Wasiu Rasheed and Hassan Kazeem and others at large on April 14, 2023, around 4.35 pm at Igbolodo village along Ketu, Omu Road, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District did unlawfully killed one Alade Bello by hitting him severally with planks and woods and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 233 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.”
The defendant’s pleas were not taken.
The prosecutor hence prayed the court to remand the defendants pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.
Magistrate Adefope, granting the request, remanded the defendants to the Kirikiri Custodial Centre pending legal advice from the DPP.
She also adjourned the case till June 16, 2023.