Two men have been docked in a court for torturing their close friend to death over a stolen phone in Lagos.
According to the police prosecutor, Sergeant Jimah Iseghede, the accused committed the crime on July 8, 2016, at Plot 10, Prime Adesoji Ajose St., Ogudu GRA, Lagos, after they had vowed to beat the deceased for stealing a phone, but was pardoned by the owner of the phone after much plea from the victim.
So they took it upon themselves to torture Mamadu, dipping him inside a stagnant water till he lost consciousness and was later found dead.
“After the deceased was pardoned, a neighbour, now at large, who heard about the matter, insisted that Amidu must be punished for the offence.
The accused and the neighbour later tortured Amidu in a stagnant water, bathed and dipped him in the water till he lost consciousness and was later found dead,” Iseghede told the court presided over by Magistrate B.O. Ope-Agbe.
The Magistrate then ordered that the accused should be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), while adjourning the case till September 13, for hearing.
Iseghede further stated that the offences contravened Sections 221and 231 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, with Section 221 prescribing a death sentence for offenders.