Man charged for killing friend with pestle in Kogi

Man charged for killing friend with pestle in Kogi
September 16 13:33 2016

A Chief Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Lokoja, Kogi state, has remanded a Disc Jockey in prison custody for allegedly killing a friend.

Ugbede Iyeh,18, was accused of killing his friend, Ikani Amodu, a 30-year-old barber, with a pestle.

According to the Prosecutor, Tuesday Ganagana, the case was
 reported at the Divisional Police
 Headquarters, Dekina and
 Criminal Investigation Intellience
Department, Lokoja, by Samson 
Ebenehi, the elder brother of the
 deceased.

Ganagana said the accused on
 Aug. 28, at about 8 a.m., went to
 the barbing saloon of the
 deceased on the pretext of trying
 to download some music tracks
 from the deceased laptop 
computer into his own.

He said the accused in the 
process, deleted all tracks in the 
barber’s laptop and a 
misunderstanding ensued.

He said the accused thereafter
 armed himself with mortar pestle 
with which he struck the deceased
 on the head.

Ganagana said the barber fell down and
 became unconscious and was rushed to Peace 
Hospital, Anyigba where he was confirmed
 dead on arrival.

The prosecutor said investigation into the 
matter was ongoing and applied for another
 date to mention the matter.

He reminded the court that the offence of 
culpable homicide under Section 221 of the
Penal Code was not ordinarily bailable and
 therefore, urged the court to remand the
 accused in prison custody.

Describing the offence
 as “horrifying”, the Magistrate, Levi Animoku,  said the offence 
carried the highest penalty and 
remanded the accused at the 
Federal Prisons, Dekina.

He also transferred the case to the 
Chief Magistrate Court in Dekina,
 and adjourned it till Sept. 27 for
 mention.