14 August 2013

Photo: Man Tries To Kill Sister Says She Is The behind Why He Is Not Married ...

A 43-year-old security man, Matthew Erazele, was
yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court,
over attempted murder, of his sister, Esther Erazele.
Erazele, who was docked before Magistrate Margaret
Dan-Oni, is facing a count charge of attempted
murder preferred against him by the police.
It was said that the defendant had accused Esther,
who resides in the same house with him, of
bewitching him whenever he planned to get married.
It was said that he used to see her in his dream,
whenever he is with a woman that he wanted to get
married to and she used to prevent him from getting
married, which prompted him to hit her with a
hammer on the head and also twisted her neck.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Edet Okoi, told the
court that the defendant committed the alleged
crime on August 3, 2013, at about 8 pm, at 29,
Ifekoya Street in Agege area of Lagos State.
He said that the defendant, while inside the room
with his sister used hammer to hit her head
Okoi said the defendant also twisted the victim's
neck, in order to strangle her.
However, when the charges were read to the
defendant, he pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Dan-Oni granted him bail in the sum of
N200,000 with two responsible sureties, who are
gainfully employed, resident in Lagos State. One of
the sureties must be a clergy man while one must
reside in his property and show evidence of tax
payment and address verified.
She adjourned the case to October 2, 2013, for
mention and ordered that the defendant be
remanded in Kirikiri prison, pending when he is able
to perfect his bail conditions.
Vanguard Newspapers

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