An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos has remanded a 32-year-old man, Seun Efundiya, in prison custody for allegedly stabbing his friend to death following a disagreement over a sim card.
Efundiya, who sells and registers sim cards, was arraigned on a one-count charge of murder, though his plea was not taken.
According to the prosecuting officer, Clara Olagbayi (ASP), Efundiya committed the offence on April 14 at Olukusi Street, Ijede in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Olagbayi said that the accused stabbed his friend, Mark Ogbe, to death over his refusal to lend him a sim card.
“The deceased and the accused had engaged in a fight because the accused had refused to lend Ogbe a sim card.
“In the process, Efundiya stabbed Ogbe with a broken bottle that made him bleed to death,” she said.
The presiding Magistrate O.A. Olagbende remanded the accused at the Ikoyi Prisons pending an outcome of legal advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs).
She thereafter adjourned the case till June 4 for a report on DPP’s advice.