Legal Nigeria

Court remands Prophet for allegedly killing his friend

Samson Olorunshola, a prophet of one of the white garment churches, was on Tuesday remanded in prison custody by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, over the death of his friend.
Chief Magistrate B.O. Ope-Agbe ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending advice from the Office of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Olorunshola, a resident of No. 2, Peace Estate, Ikota, Lagos, is facing a charge of murder.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plea of the accused was not taken.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, had earlier told the court that the offence was committed on Nov. 13, 2015 at about 4:00 p.m. at the above mentioned residence.
Iseghede said that the accused and the deceased, Taiwo Olajide, 49, who were friends, had an argument and in the process, the accused picked up an iron and hit the deceased on the head with it.
He said that the accused had accommodated the deceased in his room, when the argument ensued.
“When the accused came in, he didn’t like how he met the deceased and his child and he reacted out of anger,” Iseghede said.
He noted that the offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 which prescribes life imprisonment for anybody found guilty of murder.
The case was adjourned till Feb. 11, pending legal advice from the Office of the Lagos State DPP.