A 21-year-old barber, who allegedly stabbed to death one Ebenezer Agada to death at the burial of their aunt has been remanded in prison custody by a Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
The Chief Magistrate, Levi Animoku, said the offence of culpable homicide contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code attracts a death penalty. Animoku said that the offence was not bailable and remanded him at Federal Prisons, Ankpa.
He also transferred the case to Chief Magistrate Court in Ankpa, and adjourned the case till September 27 for mention.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Tuesday Ganagana, had told the court that the crime was committed on August 25, at Egahimotu-Ogugu in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Ganagana said the complainant, Joseph Daniel, had reported that a quarrel had come up between the deceased and the accused during the burial of their aunt, Rose John, at about 9pm that day.
He said as a result of the misunderstanding, the accused, Daniel, who was armed with a dagger, forcefully dragged the deceased to the front of the house and stabbed him in the chest.
The prosecutor further told the court that Agada was left there in the pool of his blood until he was rushed to the General Hospital, Okpo, where he was confirmed dead.
Ganagana told the court that investigation into the matter was ongoing, and urged the court to remand the accused in prison custody.