An Ikeja Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ogba, Lagos State, has remanded a 36-year-old man, Innocent Osanebi, at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly threatening to use a knife to kill his father, Francis Isekwene, in the Ojodu Berger area of the state.
The magistrate, Mrs L.A Owolabi, gave the order after the defendant who is facing a charge bordering on causing a breach of peace preferred against him by the police was arraigned on Monday.
The police Inspector, Mary Adiguje, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 1, 2023, adding that Innocent, while allegedly acting under the influence of a hard drug suspected to be Indian hemp, in an attempt to extort money from his father, used a knife to threaten to kill him.
According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is punishable under Section 56 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The charge read, “That you, Innocent Osanebi, on March 1, 2023, around 10.30am at No. 31 Bakare Street, Ojodu Berger, Lagos, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did threaten with violence with a knife to kill one Francis Isekwene of No.31 Bakare Street, Ojodu Berger and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 56 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.
Owolabi did not take the plea of the defendant.
The case was adjourned till April 4, 2023, for mention.