By Daniel Edu
Kingsley Bassey, a 23-year-old man, has been remanded at the Kirikiri Custodial Centre following allegations of killing his six-year-old younger brother while under the influence of drugs.
The arrest was made by the police, and Bassey appeared before Magistrate Patrick Nwaka at the Yaba Magistrates’ Court on a charge of murder.
According to the prosecutor, Thomas Nurudeen, the incident occurred on May 29, 2023, around 8.30 am at No. 3, Poultry Road, Meiran, Lagos State.
The charge against Bassey read, “That you, Kingsley Bassey, on May 29, 2023, around 8.30 am at No. 3, Poultry Road, Meiran, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill one six-year-old (name withheld) by hitting his head on the ground and thereby, committed an offence contrary to Section 222 and punishable under Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.”
During the court appearance, Bassey’s plea was not taken. The prosecutor requested that the defendant be remanded pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
As a result, the magistrate ordered that Bassey be remanded in the Kirikiri Custodial Centre. The case has been adjourned until August 21, 2023.