Court Remands Man For Murder In Osun

Court Remands Man For Murder In Osun
An Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife Tuesday, remanded one Sodiq Adewale, in prison custody for alleged murder.
Adewale, 21, who is facing a one-count charge of murder  and who opted to face trial in the court was denied plea.
Magistrate Risikat Olayemi said that her court lacks jurisdiction to entertain the case, since it is a capital offence.
Olayemi asked the Prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Abdullahi to duplicate the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
She therefore, ordered for the remand of the accused in prison custody pending when legal advice would be released.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Emmanuel Abdullahi, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 30, 2017, around 10:10 a.m at New Buka, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
Abdullahi said that the accused unlawfully killed one Omoboriowo Olufemi by hitting him with fist blows which caused his death.
He added that the offence contravened sections 316 (1) and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The case was adjourned until Jan 23, 2018, for legal advice.


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