By Elizabeth Ojo
An alleged member of Eiye Cult, Adebayo Ahmed was on Tuesday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for allegedly stabbing his neighbour to death over a gay man, Samuel Owawu.
Ahmed, it was gathered stabbed Samuel Owawu to death with a broken bottle over a phone belonging to a gay friend of the deceased.
According to the Lagos State Prosecutor, Mrs. Monisola Oshibogun, the incident occured on the 16th of January 2016 at Oyemekun Bus stop, in Ifako Ijaiye, a suburb of Lagos.
The deceased and his friend, one Emeka Uche had invited a mutual friend, Francis to their house.
When Francis arrived, he immediately started making sexual advances at the deceased who tried to resist him.
The deceased raised the alarm and a crowd gathered at the residence and started beating the alleged gay man.
It was at this point that Ahmed (the defendant) and some his friends who were all members of the same cult group started demanding for the release of the gay man’s phone.
The deceased objected insisting that the phone which had some videos which showed Francis (the gay man) engaging in sexual acts with other men, would be tendered as evidence to the police.
Ahmed engaged the deceased in a fight, and in the process he picked up a broken bottle and allegedly stabbed him in the chest.
The deceased was rushed to the Ifako Ijaiye General hospital where he later died.
Ahmed was apprehended and handed over to the police where he was charged to court on a count of murder, which he pleaded not guilty to.
The defendant was not granted bail but was remanded in Ikoyi prisons on the orders of the presiding Judge, Justice Bisi Akinlade who thereafter adjourned the matter till May 30 for trial.