Man Dies While Trying To Settle Dispute

A peacemaker, Johnson Okoye, 34 has died while trying to settle a dispute between two people, his landlord, Musa Mohammed and a former tenant, Allison Wemimo-Samson. The incident occurred on 30 September 2014 at 17, Abibat Jumoke Street, Jakande Estate, Ajah, Lagos State, Nigeria.

While narrating what happened Thursday, when Wemimo-Samson was arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ebute-Metta and presided over by Magistrate E.B Daodu, the prosecutor, Corporal Cyracuis Osuji told the court that Wemimo-Samson before he vacated a room apartment he rented from the landlord sometime in September 2011, and promised to come back for part of his money since his tenancy did not expire at the time he left.

The prosecutor further told the court that the defendant had gone to meet his former landlord on 30 September 2014 to demand for part of his money and in the course of asking for the money, a fight ensued between them.

That was when the deceased intervened. He said after making peace, the deceased was attacked by the defendant and his brother, now at large.

The prosecutor further stated that the peacemaker slumped and died after he had reported his attack at a nearby Police Station. The defendant’s plea was not taken.

In giving judgment the magistrate ordered that the defendant be remanded in custody, pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP.

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