17-Year-Old In Jail For Murder

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A 17-year-old, who reportedly stabbed another teenager to death, was remanded by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates Court in Lagos State on Thursday.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Komolafe, ordered that the defendant should be kept at the Special Correctional Centre for Boys in Oregun, Lagos.

The defendant, a resident of Agunfoye, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos State, was brought on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The court did not take his plea, NAN reports.

Komolafe adjourned the case until Nov. 27 for mention.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Oct. 14, at 9.00p.m., at No. 42, Ire Road, Agunfoye, Igbogbo, Ikorodu.

He alleged the defendant had a dispute with the 14-year-old deceased, adding that it escalated to a confrontation, and the defendant used a knife to stab the deceased on his back. Uwadione recalled the death penalty for murder.

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