NEWS Man, 35, in prison for stab­bing fa­ther

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A35-year-old man, Nel­son Oa­men, who al­legedly stabbed his fa­ther to death, was yesterday re­manded at the Ikoyi Pris­ons by an Ebute-metta Chief Mag­is­trates’ Court in La­gos.

Chief Mag­is­trate Mrs Fo­lasade Bo­toku or­dered that Nel­son, who is fac­ing a mur­der charge, be re­manded in prison pend­ing the re­lease of le­gal ad­vice from the Di­rec­tor of Public Pros­e­cu­tions (DPP). His plea was not taken as the court lacked the ju­ris­dic­tion to pros­e­cute mur­der cases. The pros­e­cu­tor, ASP Olagoke Akin­labi, told the court that the of­fence was com­mit­ted on Sept. 18 at Abe­san Es­tate, Ipaja La­gos.

He said Nel­son used a bro­ken bot­tle to stab his 75-year-old fa­ther, Sun­day Oa­men, sev­eral times while he was asleep, rip­ping open his stom­ach.

“He claimed that his fa­ther re­fused to give him money to pur­chase a bus and on the said day he went into his fa­ther’s room where he was sleep­ing and stabbed him with a bro­ken bot­tle,” he said. If con­victed, Nel­son will face the death penalty. The case was ad­journed pend­ing le­gal ad­vice from the DPP. (NAN)

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