Man Remanded Over Murder of Prince


Timileyin Oriowo



A 29-year-old, man named Adekunle Lawal, was on Friday remanded in Ikoyi Prison on the orders of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. The alleged murdered a man called Yusuf Elegushi, said to be a prince of the Elegushi royal family in Lagos.

The murderer, whose address was not given, was impeached on a two-count adjoining on manslaughter.

Mrs. Oluyemisi Adelaja, the Chief Magistrate who gave the ruling, said the accused should remain behind bars pending legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.

The journalist reports that Yusuf, the son of a Lagos High Chief, Muritala Adedoyin Elegushi, was a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Lagos.


Earlier, Police Prosecutor, Chinalu Uwadione, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 17, 2016 at 7.30 p.m. At Solution Base Bus Stop, Alagutan in Lekki.

He said the accused had shot Yusuf Elegushi on the head while he was trying to rescue a victim who had earlier been shot by Lawal.


The offences contravened sections 223 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The case has been adjourned until October 20.


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