Two brothers have been arrested by the police for allegedly slicing the scrotum of a tenant in their step-mother’s house in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
The victim, Mr Olayinka Offahin, who is now dead, suffered the cruel fate after he was given a quit notice.
The suspects, Solomon Olowogbemi, 24, and Damilola Olayeye, 22, who were immediately arrested by the police from the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, of Lagos State Police Command, Panti, Yaba, have already been charged with murder and armed robbery before an Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court presided over by Mr F. J. Adefioye.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Offahin’s scrotum was sliced with kitchen knife after an argument ensued between him and the suspects over forceful eviction from his rented apartment.
The incident occurred at 15, Popoola Street, off Abaranje Road, Ikotun, Lagos, recently.
The accused persons, Olowogbemi and Olayeye, are facing a three- count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and murder.
Iyobosa also said that the landlady told the deceased to pack out of her house and he promised to leave by August this year.
According to her, “on the fateful day, the deceased and his family were sleeping when they heard loud bangs on their door by the accused persons who forcefully entered his room, destroyed his electronic gadgets and other property.
“One of the accused held a knife in his hand and took his N8,000. They descended on the deceased, though he also fought back, but the accused cut the deceased’s scrotum with knife which made him shout for help.
“The deceased was rushed to the hospital for treatment, while the accused were arrested by the police,” she said.
The victim later died from the injuries he sustained in the attack.
The police prosecutor told the court that the offences committed by the accused persons contravened Sections 228, 231 and 295 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The Magistrate, Mr . F. J. Adefioye, ordered that the accused persons be remanded in Ikoyi Prison pending an advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions and adjourned the case till 17 September for the DPP’s advice.