18-year-old arraigned over murder of school senior
An 18-year-old boy, Benjamin Sunday, has been
charged before a Lagos High Court in Ikeja for allegedly
stabbing his senior in school, Gbenga Adigun, whose
corpse was found on the decking of a building.
The defendant, who lives at No. 4 Haruna Street, Ifako
area of Lagos, was alleged to have stabbed Adigun with
a broken bottle during a fight, after both of them returned
from Africa Shrine.
According to a statement allegedly made by the accused
to the police: “The problem started on Friday 31/05/2013
at Africa Shrine. When I was leaving at 5am, I saw
Mayowa Akinoye (deceased) who was my senior in
school with six girls.
about to go as well. So we all left.
“One of Mayowa’s girls started abusing me and I also
abused her. Instead of Mayowa to ask the girl to stop
abusing me, he shouted at me and I refused to stop as
well. The next thing, Mayowa gave me a blow and we
started a fight.”
The teenager (Sunday), who looked unperturbed as he
stood in the accused dock, is facing a count charge of
State counsel, Mr Akin George, informed the court that
the offence was contrary to Section 221 of the Criminal
Law of Lagos State 2011.
case to November 19 for continuation of trial.