Police Arraigns Street Urchin for Stabbing Another Hoodlum Over Illegal Tax

The Nigeria Police has arraigned a street urchin, Raphael Agu, who killed another hoodlum, Stanley Ugo, over the discrepancy in the sharing formula of the illegal tax collected for building a foundation in the Ogudu area of Lagos State.

Agu was arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court sitting in the Yaba area on two counts charge of murder.

The defendant was accused of allegedly stabbing his friend, Stanley Ugo, in the stomach with a knife on May 25, 2023, during a fight in the Ogudu area of the state.

According to the prosecution, the defendant was given N15,000 by a developer erecting a building around the Transformer Bus Stop in the area, to share among the area boys, which he did.

However, the deceased and one other, after a while came to the defendant claiming that he did not share the money equally and in the cause of the argument, a fight erupted.

The defendant, in the cause of the fight, was said to have retrieved a knife and stabbed the deceased in the stomach.

The police counsel, Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that the offence contravened Section 222 and is punishable under Section 233 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.

Nurudeen urged the court to remand the defendant for 30 days pending legal advice from the Director of Legal Prosecution.

Granting the request, Magistrate P.E Nwaka ordered the defendant to be remanded in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre and also directed that the case file be duplicated and sent to the DPP for legal advice

The matter was later adjourned till July 5, 2023.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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