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‘I hear voices in prison asking me to kill somebody’

Nurudeen Bakare, a 41-year-old man on trial for the death of his mother, told the Lagos High Court in Tafawa Balewa Square that he has been hearing voices telling him to kill someone in prison.Information Guide Nigeria

Twelve-year foreign resident Nurudeen is on trial before Justice Modupe Nico-Clay.

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The defendant was 37 years old when he reportedly stabbed his 65-year-old mother to death with a kitchen knife.

When the matter was placed before the court on Thursday to begin the trial, the defendant, who was transported from the Ikoyi Custody Centre, identified himself as a psychiatric patient.

He said, “I have been hearing voices in the prison that I should kill somebody. It is my mother’s voice that I have been hearing that I must kill somebody in the cell. I even attempted to kill somebody last month on October 11 at the Ikoyi prison.

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Justice Nico-Clay directed him to cease speaking and summoned a prison official into the courtroom, instructing him to separate the defendant from the other detainees.

The judge postponed the beginning of the trial until February 2, 2023.
Nurudeen was arraigned on June 27, 2022, four years after he reportedly murdered his mother by stabbing her in the stomach and neck.

The Lagos State government has filed one count of murder charges against him.

The state prosecutor, Mrs. Titilayo Olanrewaju-Daudu, informed the court that the incident occurred on June 6, 2018, at approximately 11 p.m. at 49, Oremeji Street, Ilasamaja, in the Mushin region of Lagos State.

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On July 4, 2018, a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court remanded Bakare for the first time.

The prosecution, a police sergeant named Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendant had a dispute with his mother, Bosede, 65, about his inherited property.

“My Lord, during the argument, he grabbed a knife and stabbed her in her stomach and neck.

“During questioning, he admitted to committing the offence and even signed a confessional statement,” Olaluwoye said.JAMB Result

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