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2 suspected cultists remanded for stabbing man to death in Lagos



An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate court on Monday remanded one Samuel Stanley, 28, and Wisdom peter, 19, for allegedly stabbing a man to death with a knife.

Stanley and Peter had mistaken the victim identified as Adedeji Femi, for a member of a rival cult.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Maria Dauda, ‘’The duo stabbed him on the chest with a knife in an attack they launched on people they thought were members of a rival cult.”

”The offences were committed on June 1 about 8.30 p.m. at Agbaro-Ojo, Ikorodu in Lagos State and the duo are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

”The offences contravened Sections 223 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offences carry a death penalty.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Ajibade, refused to take the pleas of the accused, and remanded them in Ikoyi Prison pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The case has been adjourned until Aug. 2.