A 21-year old man identified as Lucky Igbineyi has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly killing his in-law, Blessing Obazee over a stick of cigarette.Lucky was said to have stabbed his in-law in the stomach severally.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Oluwaseun Olatoye, had informed an Evboriaria Magistrate court that Lucky committed the crime on September 3 at No 40, Enoruwa Street, Off Upper Sakponba Road in Ikpoba-Okha local government,Benin.Olatoye said the accused person came to stay in the same room with the deceased.
He explained that the deceased (Obazee) refused to give the accused person the cigarette he was smoking which made the accused person to go and buy his.
Olatoye further narrated that the deceased stopped Lucky from smoking inside his room and dragged the cigarette from his mouth.
This, he said, angered Lucky which made him to take a knife and stabbed the deceased severally to death.
Presiding Magistrate, Mrs Caroline Oghuma said that the case was not within the court jurisdiction.
Mrs. Oghuma directed that the case file be duplicated and forwarded to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
She ordered the accused person remanded at Oko Medium security prison in Benin pending the advice of the DPP and adjourned the case until November 18, 2016 for mentioning.
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