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Court remands tenant for allegedly murdering landlord

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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday, ordered that a 38-year-old tenant, Daniel Isaac, who allegedly murdered his landlord and dumped his corpse in s septic tank, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.

Chief Magistrate A.O. Komolafe, who did not take the plea of Isaac, ordered that he be remanded in Ikoyi Prison, pending legal advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.

She adjourned the matter until Sept. 9.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 23, about 9 p.m., at No. 5, Owo Odun St., Ijegun.

She alleged that the defendant robbed the deceased, Mr Willy Ebinate, his landlord, of his Toyota Camry valued at N2 million.

The prosecution noted that the defendant used a plank to hit the decease before dumping his corpse in a septic tank.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 162, 223 and 296 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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