37-year-old man stabs mother to death


A 37-year-old, Nurudeen Bakare has been remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons, f or allegedly stabbing his mother to death at Oremeji street in Ilasamaja mushin area of Lagos.

Magistrate Oluwatoyin Oghere of the  Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the remand of the accused in prison, and to be tried on a count-charge of alleged manslaughter.

Oghere directed that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice and also adjourned the case until August 1.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, had told the court earlier that the accused committed the offence on June 6, 2018.

Olaluwoye stated that the accused had an argument with his 65-year-old mother identified as Bosede Bakare over inherited property.

He said, “My Lord, during the argument, he grabbed a knife and stabbed her on her stomach and neck.

“The prosecution has the knife in custody as an exhibit plus witnesses that saw the whole event.

“During questioning, he admitted committing the offence and even signed a confessional statement,” Olaluwoye told the court.

He said the offences contravened Sections 222 and 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 .

The accused, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge.

The Magistrate adjorned the case until August 1.

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