LAGOS: Two men kill friend over bags of rice

Two friends, Noah Tovohome and Rajay Zannu, have been arrested for allegedly killing their friend, Segun Zusu, and stealing his over 36 bags of rice.

The duo were arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court sitting in the Yaba area of Lagos State on two counts bordering on murder.

They were remanded in a correctional centre by Magistrate Linda Balogun on Tuesday.

It was gathered in court that the defendants, Tovohome and Zannu, conspired with a bolt driver who was conveying Zusu’s goods from Seme to kill him and steal the bags of rice.

However, on that day, they intercepted the boat around 2 am, at Novo River in Seme, kill Zusu and dumped him in the river. They then carried the bags of rice to Badagry, sold them for about N1.4m to a businesswoman and shared the money.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Chekwube Okeh, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on November 12, 2023.

He said that the offence violates Section 222 and is punishable under Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The pleas of the defendants were not taken.

Okeh asked the court to commit them to a correctional centre pending the outcome of legal advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

Magistrate Balogun granted the prayer and ordered that the defendant be remanded in the Kirikiri Correctional Centre pending the outcome of legal advice from the DPP and then adjourned the case till January 22, 2024, for the DPP’s advice.

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