A 30-year-old labourer, Emmanuel Wakili of Gbugbu village, Lafiagi, has been remanded in prison by an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for allegedly killing his friend, Yahya Husseini, over money.
The Magistrate, Afusat Alege, ordered that Wakili be remanded at Oke-kura Prison Yard, Ilorin, Kwara State pending the outcome of police investigation on the alleged murder and adjourned further hearing on the case until February 9.
Wakili is facing one-count charge of Culpable Homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Alhassan Jubril, told the court that Wakili allegedly hacked his friend to death when argument ensued between them over profit made from their charcoal business.
Jubril said Husseini was confirmed dead on arrival at Lafiagi hospital.
The prosecutor urged the court to remand Wakili in prison custody and the magistrate granted his plea.