A 16-year-old teenager was on Monday remanded at the Special Correctional Centre for Boys in Oregun, Lagos by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly killing his friend, Bidemi Bankole.
The Prosecutor, DSP Etim Nkankuk, told the court that the teenager killed Bankole when the deceased visited him at his work place on June 15 at about 6.15p.m.
He said that the deceased, aged 18, met the accused cutting papers with a scissors. “The deceased complained of heat in the place and asked his host to switch on the fan.
“The breeze from the fan blew away the papers on the table.
“Consequently, the two friends had an argument which led to a fight, and the accused stabbed Bankole on his stomach with a pair of scissors,” he said.
Nkankuk said the accused was arrested after an eyewitness reported the incident at a police station.
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The prosecutor said that the body of the deceased had been deposited at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital mortuary, Ikeja, for autopsy.
He said that the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011
Section 221 prescribes death sentence for anyone convicted of murder.
The court did not take the plea of the teenage apprentice in a printing press.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.A. Demi-Ajayi, said that the 16-year-old should remain in custody pending advice of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.
She adjourned the case till Aug.6 for mention.