A man alleged to be a member of Aiye Cult, Adebayo Ahmed has been arraigned before a Lagos High Court, Ikeja for stabbing his neighbour to death over a gay man.
Adebayo Ahmed, is standing trial before Justice Bisi Akinlade on a count charge of murder.
The Lagos State Prosecutor, Monisola Oshibogun, informed the court that the incident occured on the 16th of January 2016 at Oyemekun Bus stop, in Ifako Ijaiye, a suburb of Lagos.
It was gathered that the deceased and his friend, one Emeka Uche had invited a mutual friend, Francis to their house and 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.
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 insisted that the phone will not be released because it will 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.
Justice Bisi Akinlade adjourned the matter till May 30 for trial.