Child Like This.. 16-yr-old boy remanded in correctional home over threat to life

The accused, an apprentice, who resides at 22, Boladale St., Oshodi, is being tried for assault and threat to life.

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An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 16 -year-old boy (name withheld) in Oregun Correctional Centre, Lagos, charged with threatening to kill a woman with a jack knife.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Davies Abegunde, gave the order after the teenage boy pleaded guilty to the charge.

The accused, an apprentice, who resides at 22, Boladale St., Oshodi, is being tried for assault and threat to life.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny told the court that the offences were committed on May 21 at the residence of the accused.

Donny said a fight ensued between the accused ‘s mother and the complainant, Mrs Joy James, over the insanitary condition of  the compound.

“The accused, who came to  the scene, took side and started beating the complainant.

“The accused brought out a jack knife and threatened to stab the complainant.

“She ran out of the house and went to the police station to report,” he said.

The offences contravened Sections 56 (1) and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The magistrate adjourned the case until June 14 for sentence.

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