Court remands man for killing friend over girlfriend

Fri May 20th, 2022 - Ondo

A Magistrates Court sitting in Akure has ordered the remand of a 22-year-old man, Money Danlandi, for allegedly stabbing his friend, Sunday Babaji, to death over a disagreement on the true partner of a lady.

The prosecutor, Inspector Nelson Akintimehin told the court that Danlandi committed the offence on May 9, 2022, at about 9.00 pm, at Badokun Camp via Ode-Aye, Okitipupa local government of the state.

According to him, the defendant stabbed his 25-year-old friend, Sunday Babaji to death over a woman after an argument ensued between the two of them over a lady.

He said, “The deceased and the defendant had engaged in a fight because the accused had claimed that the deceased was going out with his girlfriend and that he was also bragging to have had carnal knowledge of her.

“In the process, Danlandi stabbed Babaji with a knife that made him bleed to death.”

Danlandi, a farm labourer, appeared before the court without a counsel on a charge of murder and his plea was not taken.

The charge read in part, “That you, Money Danlandi ‘m’ on May 9, 2022, at 9.00p.m at Badokun Camp via Ode-Oye in the Ondo State Magisterial District, did kill one Babaji Sunday ’m’ 25 years, by stabbing him with a knife in his chest, which led to his death.

The offence contravenes Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol. 2, Laws of Ondo State, 2016.

The prosecutor prayed the court to remand the defendant to the Correctional Centre pending the issuance of advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

However, the presiding Magistrate, Musa Al-Yunus remanded the accused at the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Olokuta, pending the outcome of advice from the DPP and adjourned until August 25 for mention.




source: Tribune