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Court remands man over alleged murder

Court  remands man over alleged murder
By Kayode Olabanji

A 23-year-old man, Seyi Fatusi, has been remanded in prison by an Akure Chief Magistrate  Court sitting at Oke-Eda,  over alleged murder of one Adekunle Akinlosotu.

Fatusi  was brought before the presiding  Magistrate, Mrs, Victoria Bob-Manuel, on two -count-charge of conspiracy and  murder.

According to the prosecution, the accused person and others at large committed the offence on March 24, 2019, at about 10:00am at Oluseyi street beside General Hospital, Ondo, in the Ondo magisterial district.

He was alleged to have killed the 30 -year-old man, by shooting him with gun on the  head which led to his death.

The alleged offence was said to be contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 324, and 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap.37, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

The prosecution did not take the plea of the accused.

The police prosecutor,  Sergeant Suleiman Abdullateef, applied for the remand of the accused person in prison custody pending the issuance of a legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution’s office.

He added that there was a sister  case with  charge No. MAK/98c/2018 and MAK/118C/2019.

Counsel for  the accused, Mr Adeola Kayode, did not  oppose the remand application by the prosecutor.

The Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel, ordered  the remand of the  accused person  at Olokuta prison custody pending the issuance of a legal advice from the DPP’s office and  adjourned till September 18, 2019, for review  of legal advice.


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