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Court orders Man, 26, remanded over cab driver’s killing

An Ebute Metta Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a 26- year-old man be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons in connection with the stabbing to death of a cab driver.

The Magistrate, Mrs Bola Folarin-Williams, said the accused should be kept behind bars, pending legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the case.

The accused, who gave no fixed address, had appeared on a three-count charge of conspiracy, armed with dangerous weapons and murder.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde , had told the court that the accused and another had committed the offences on April 14 at Lekki, Lagos.

He said that Osas and one Joseph Arigor, 40, who is presently being detained, had conspired to strangle and stab to death with a knife, one Charles Calistus Ugoh, a cab driver.

“The accused had solicited the services of the deceased, a driver of a Toyota Corolla car with registration no. KTU 641 CE, which he was using as a cab and had asked him to convey them to a destination in Lekki.

“When they got to the place, Osas and his accomplice strangled Ugoh and also stabbed him on his chest and stomach, before zooming off with his vehicle,’’ he said.

Olatunde said that the offence contravened Sections 223, 233 and 297 of the Criminal law of Lagos State, 2015.

The case has been adjourned until July 5, for file consolidation, duplication and receipt of legal advice. (NAN)

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