Lagos man in custody for tried homicide

A 31-year-old man, Reginald Mbanu, has been remanded in custody on the Kirikiri Correctional Heart for breaking and getting into the house of Olatunbosun Oladunke and allegedly making an attempt to homicide an Olugbenga Obileye, of their residence within the Lekki space of ​​Lagos State.

Mbanu who’s going through 5 counts bordering on conspiracy, housebreaking, assault, tried kidnapping and tried homicide was introduced earlier than a Justice of the Peace’s Court docket, sitting within the Ogba space of ​​the state.

The indictment learn partly: “That you simply, Reginald Mbanu, and others normally, on August 15, 2022, round .45am, alongside the Lekki space of Lagos State, within the Magisterial District of Lagos, armed with a silver-colored knife, entered the house of 1 Olatunbosun Oladunke, via the manhole within the ceiling, and tried to rob him and his family of their valuables.

“That you simply, Reginald Mbonu, and others normally, on the aforementioned day and handle, whereas armed with a silver-colored knife, tried to kill an Obiley Olugbenga by stabbing him on the face, rib , chest, neck and two arms; and in addition tried to kidnap a Semilore Oladunke, by overlaying his mouth with a material and marching him out of his room holding a knife to his neck.”

The prosecution mentioned the offenses had been punishable underneath Sections 299, 298(2)(a) , 45 (a) & (b), 245 of the Prison Legislation of Lagos State in Nigeria, 2015, and Part 4 (I) (ii) of the Kidnapping Prohibition Act of Lagos State in Nigeria, 2017.

Nevertheless, the defendant pleaded not responsible

The Justice of the Peace ordered the pre-trial detention of Mbanu in Kirikiri Jail Heart and the case was adjourned till September 12 , 2022, pending the opinion of the Public Prosecution Service

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