Taiwo Madamidola, a 28-year-old woman,and one AjayiOluwasegun, 40, have been arraigned before Ebute
Meta Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, and remanded in prison custody for the alleged murder of a 15- year-old boy, Michael Gbore. The two suspects were arraigned on three counts of murder.
The police said while Madamidola was biting the deceased while Oluwasegun was hitting him with his hand till he died at Igando Street, in the Abesan Estate area of Lagos State
The woman’s bites were said to have inflicted injuries on the deceased’s body.
It was however not clear what late Gbore did to the duo to warrant the attack.
The investigating police officer, Ali Uwensuri, said the defendants were arrested in the Ipaja area of Lagos shortly
after the incident. Uwensiri, however, in a remand request added that the police could not find any exhibit or fingerprint evidence, just as the defendants also denied committing the crime.
He said the police were relying on witnesses accounts.
The prosecutor, Inspector Richard Odige, said the offence was punishable under sections 231 and 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria 2011.
The defendant’s plea was not taken. Odige thereafter applied for the remand of the defendants in prison pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution. The magistrate, Mrs Demi Ajayi, ordered the remand of
the defendants in prison till January 22, 2014 when the case would be for mention.
She urged the police to duplicate the case file to facilitate the early release of the DPP’s advice.