By Oluwadamilola Akinduro
Again, an Akure Magistrates’ Court has adjourned till September 22, 2023, for advice from the Ondo State Ministry of Justice, in a murder case against one Dada Ologundudu, who allegedly killed a nongenarian at lrese, after stealing the ‘deity’ of the community.
When the case was mentioned, the prosecutor, Wada Simon, told the court that they were awaiting advice from the Directorate of the Public Prosecutions (DPP), in the Ministry. He, therefore, urged the court to adjourn the matter.
Consequently, the magistrate, Mr. Damilola Sekoni, adjourned the case till September 22, for issuance of the DPP’s advice.
Recall The Hope Metro had reported that Ologundudu, a commercial motorcyclist, strangled the 90-year-old man, Ajayi Ajisegiri, to death and stole the community’s oracle.
The nonagenarian before his demise, was a Chief, oracle custodian and head of hunters at Irese.
The 51-year-old defendant was arrested by men of the state Police Command for strangulating the deceased in his sleep, after which he stole lrese community ‘Deity’, in his custody.
Ologundudu was later charged to court and arraigned on two counts of murder.
The prosecutor, Simon, had informed the court that the defendant unlawfully killed one Ajayi Ajisegiri, 90, by strangulating him, which led to his death, on May 24, 2023 around 11pm at lrese community.
He said the defendant also stole the traditional ‘Deity’, property of the community.
According to the prosecution, the offences contravene Sections 316, 383 and punishable under Sections 319, 390 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
Though the charge was read to the defendant, his plea was not taken.
Hence, the prosecutor in an oral application, urged the court to remand him at the correctional centre pending advice from the DPP in the state.
Defence counsel, A.Y. Aliu, did not react to the prosecutor’s application.
In his ruling, Magistrate Sekoni, had ordered the remand of the defendant at Ondo Correctional Centre and adjourned the case till July 21, for further hearing.