I Hear Voices That I Must Kill Somebody In Cell — Prisoner 

I Hear Voices That I Must Kill Somebody In Cell — Prisoner 

Fawaz Adebisi



A convict, 41, Nurudeen Bakare, who was jailed for murdering his mother, Abosede 65, has told a High Court, sitting in Lagos, Tafawa Balewa Square, that he has been hearing voices, instructing him to kill someone in the prison.

Bakare, who lived abroad for 12 years, reportedly stabbed his mother to death with a kitchen knife at the age of 37, over his inherited property.

He, standing trial before Justice Modupe Nico-Clay, on Thursday, claimed that he was 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.”

The judge, however shut him up him, as she called a prison official into the courtroom to keep the defendant away from other inmates.

She therefore adjourned the case till February 2, 2023, for the commencement of trial.

Recall that Bakare was arraigned before the court on June 27, 2022, four years after he allegedly killed his mother by stabbing her in her stomach and neck, as he is facing one count of murder preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.

The state prosecuting counsel, Mrs Titilayo Olanrewaju-Daudu, told the court that the incident occurred on June 6, 2018, around 11pm, at 49, Oremeji Street, Ilasamaja, in the Mushin area of Lagos State.

Bakare was first remanded by a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court on July 4, 2018.

The prosecutor, Modupe Olaluwoye, a police sergeant, had told the court that the defendant had an argument with his 65-year-old mother, Bosede, over 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.


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