Two men, Solomon Olowogbemi, 24, and Damilola Olayeye, 22, who sliced their neighbour’s scrotum, have been arraigned before an Ebute Metta Magistrate’s Court, Yaba, in Lagos Mainland Local Council Area. The victim, Olayinka Offahin, 22, died as a result of the assault fromhis assailants, who were step-brothers.
Until his death, Ohaffin was a tenant in the suspects’ mother’s house located at 15, Popoola Street, off Abaranje Road, Ikotun, Lagos.
According to Police prosecutor, Corporal Onaiwu Iyobosa, the brothers committed the act following an altercation between them and the deceased over his refusal to heed an eviction notice on him. Ohaffin and his family were said to be asleep when the suspects forced their way into his apartment and destroyed his belongings. They suspects were also said to have stolen N8,000 from the deceased. Ohaffin was rushed to the hospital after the attack, but did not survive it.
The brothers have been slammed with three-count charges of conspiracy, armed robbery and murder after their arrest and questioning by the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba.
Chief Magistrates, F. J. Adefioye, ordered the suspects remand in Ikoyi Prison, while awaiting advice from Lagos State’ Director of Public Prosecution.