A 27-year-old man, Fatai Afobaje, who allegedly killed his cruelly and dismembered his body, was on Tuesday in Lagos hauled up before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Afobaje, who resides at 332, Oko Agbonla Irese Village in Magbon, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.
The Prosecutor, ASP Elizabeth Ekuma, said that the offences were committed on Feb.13 at about 1.00 a.m. at the residence of the accused.
She said Afobaje killed one Rafiu Sulaimon ,44, his close friend, who was on a visit.
Ekuma said the accused allegedly cut-off the head and hands of the friend using a knife.
“The victim had gone to visit his friend and on getting there, the security man at the of the accused allegedly charmed Sulaimon which rendered him unconscious.
“Sulaiman was carried into the room where Afobaje chopped off his head and hands before he buried his trunk.’’
Ekuma said when some policemen conducted a search into the premises of the accused, they discovered the chopped-off parts of the deceased where they were buried.
She added that the wife of the deceased was able to identify her murdered husband when she saw his wedding ring on one of the
chopped-off fingers inside a calabash in Afobaje’s home.
The offences, Ekuma noted, contravened Sections 221 and 231of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 221 prescribes capital punishment for murder.
The Magistrate, Mr A.O. Komolafe, ordered that the accused should be remanded at
Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The case has been adjourned to June 22. (NAN)