Farmer remanded over alleged murder
By Bamidele Kolawole
A middle-aged man, David Aruna, has been remanded in Olokuta prison custody by an Akure Chief Magistrates’ court sitting at Oke-Eda over alleged murder.
Aruna, a 30-year-old farmer, was accused of killing one 38-year old man, Umukoro Friday, by using tripod stand cooking iron to hit him on his forehead which resulted to his death.
He was alleged to have killed him at about 5:00pm, at Itamerin camp via Ajagba, in the Ondo State Magisterial District on March 14, 2019 and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 319 of the Criminal Code cap 37. Volume 1 Laws of the Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
The plea of the defendant who was represented by Barr. Samuel Ayesa, was not taken.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Suleiman Abdullateef, brought an application before the court for remand of the defendant in prison pending the outcome of advice from the office of the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The presiding magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel, therefore, ordered the remand of the defendant in Olokuta prison custody pending the outcome of legal advice from the DPP’s office.
She ordered the police to submit all the documents of the case to the court registrar, while the original should be kept in the registrar’s office for proper safety.
She adjourned the case till May 6, 2019 for review.
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