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Court remands five suspected killers of Lagos worker

LAGOS, Nigeria – An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos ordered that five men, who allegedly stabbed one Ms Moradeun Balogun on her way from work at NCIE bus stop, Gbagada, be remanded in in a correctional facility.

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House of Representatives on Tuesday, resolved to investigate R-Jolad Hospital, who refused to provide immediate medical care to Moradeun Balogun, a victim of robber attack who was stabbed

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police charged David Obi, 24; Ugochukwu Udochukwu, 20; Chidiebere Nnanna, 35; Samuel Nnanna, 32; Faruk Usman, 20 with three counts of conspiracy, robbery and murder.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Komolafe, who did not take the plea of the suspects, ordered that they should be kept in the Nigerian Correctional Service in Ikoyi, pending advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions.

Komolafe adjourned the case until Jan. 16.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Kehinde Omisakin, alleged that the defendants committed the offence on Dec. 2, about 7 p.m., at Gbagada Bus stop.

He alleged that the defendants stabbed the deceased, Balogun, on her neck with a knife and stole her laptop and other valuables.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 223, while conspiracy to wit murder and robbery contravenes 299, robbery contravenes 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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