Tenant allegedly murders landlord, dumps corpse in septic tank

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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, on Wednesday, ordered that Daniel Issac, a 38-year-old tenant, who allegedly murdered his landlord and dumped his corpse in a septic tank, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.

Chief Magistrate A.O. Komolafe did not take the plea of Isaac but gave the order that he be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons, pending legal advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Komolafe adjourned the matter until Sept. 9.

“The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Kehinde Omisakin, had earlier on told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 23, about 9pm, at No. 5, Owo Odun St., Ijegun. Omisakin alleged that the defendant also robbed the deceased, Mr Willy Ebinate, his landlord of his Toyota Camry valued at N2 million.

The prosecution stated that the defendant used a plank to hit the decease before dumping his corpse in a septic tank.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 162, 223 and 296 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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