Murder accused says he did not know his brother carried knife
A man accused of murdering a Nigerian teenager in what has been described as a row with racial undertones told gardaí he did not know his brother was carrying a knife when they went after a group of youths to try to retrieve his mobile phone.
Michael Barry told gardaí that before Toyosi Shittabey was stabbed, he was “extremely annoyed, worked up and I just wanted my phone back”.
It was day six of the trial of Michael Barry (26), Pigeon House Road, Ringsend, Dublin, who has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Toyosi Shittabey (15) on April 2nd, 2010, at The Boulevard, Mount Eustace, in Tyrrelstown, Dublin.
The prosecution says Michael’s brother Paul, who has since died, inflicted the stab wound on Toyosi but that Michael was an accessory to the murder.