By G9ija

A technician into generator repair services, Quadus Fatai, who allegedly murdered his neighbour with a broken bottle, was arraigned at the Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square.

Fatai, who appeared on Thursday before Justice Yetunde Adesanya is facing one count of murder preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.

The prosecution counsel, Olayemi Shofolu, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on April 28, 2013, around 8.00p.m, at No.13, Itafaji St., Lagos Island.

Shofolu said that the defendant allegedly murdered one Amudalat Awesu by stabbing her with a broken bottle.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravene Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The prosecutor asked the court for a trial date, saying “in the light of not guilty plea of the defendant, I apply for a trial date.”

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 221 provides death penalty for murder offence.

Justice Adesanya adjourned the case until June 27 for trial.