A 39-year old man, Emmanuel Egwu, has landed in big trouble in Lagos after he allegedly used plank to hit his neighbour, Solomon Benjamin, on the head, he slumped and died.
The Scoper Media learnt that suspect, Egwu, attempted to run away having realised he had killed Benjamin but he was apprehended and handed over to the Police.
The incident happened at Sunmonu Street, Ejigbo area of Lagos State, where they reside after his arrest, the Police at Ejigbo Division transferred him to the SCID, Panti, Lagos, for further investigation on culpable homicide, which attracts life imprisonment if he is tried and found guilty before the Court.
According to Police sources, the suspect, Egwu and the late Benjamin had a disagreement which led to a public fight. In the process, Egwu hit Benjamin on his head with a plank, he slumped and became unconscious.
He was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where the Doctors merely certified him dead and his corpse was deposited at mortuary for autopsy report.
Having been found culpable by the Police operatives at SCID, he was later charged before the Ebutte Metta Magistrates Court for the alleged offence.
The Court did not take his plea following a motion by the prosecutor, Mr. O. Kehinde, for the Court to refer the matter to the DPP for advice because it was a capital offence.
Hence, the Presiding Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A.A. Oshoniyi, ordered his remand in Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when the report of the DPP will be ready.
The Court also directed the Prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice while the matter was adjourned till 6th October, 2021, for availability of the report of the DPP, which will determine if the matter will be transferred to the High Court or not over jurisdiction.