A 21-year-old man has been remanded in jail for stabbing his cousin to death at their aunt's funeral.
The culprit, Ugbede Daniel, was remanded by a Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday, September 16, for the death of the victim identified as Ebenezer Agada, aged 28.
According to the Chief Magistrate, Levi Animoku, Daniel's offence of culpable homicide contravened Section 221 of the Penal Code and attracts a death penalty.
Animoku added that the offence was not bailable, having Daniel remanded at the Federal Prisons, Ankpa.
The case has reportedly been transferred to Chief Magistrate Court in Ankpa, and adjourned till September 27 for mention.
The court heard that the crime was committed on Thursday, August 25, at Egahimotu-Ogugu in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Prosecutor, Sgt. Tuesday Ganagana, said that the complainant, Joseph Daniel, had made a report stating that a quarrel had ensued between the accused and the deceased during the burial of their aunt, Rose John, at about 9pm on that fateful day
Daniel who was armed with a dagger at the time dragged the deceased to the front of the house before stabbing him in the chest.
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Agada was left in the pool of his own blood before he was rushed to the General Hospital, Okpo, where he was confirmed dead.
According to Ganagana, further investigation into the matter is underway.