Two teenagers and a 30-year-old man, Seyi Egbonwan, have been charged before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, for allegedly stabbing a police officer to death with a knife.
The two teenagers, Wale Ojupon, 18, and Daniel Emeka, 18, and Egbonwan, were charged on a seven-count offence of stealing, breach of peace, murder, assault and possession of firearms.
According to the charge, the trio conspired, kidnapped and killed one Constable, Abimbola Adesoji, by stabbing him.
The accused persons were said to have committed the alleged offence on July 25 at Ajah, Ilaje, area of Lagos, during a riot in the community.
Police prosecutor, ASP Eshiet Eshiet, informed the court that the offence contravened Sections 517, 70, 516, 317 and 309 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.
However, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs Oyindamola Ogala, refused to take the plea of the accused persons, saying the court had no jurisdiction in a murder case.
Subsequently, Magistrate Ogala ordered that the accused persons be kept in prison custody pending the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, advise.