A 42-year-old labourer and a worker in a cocoa store, Adewale Adegoroye, has been remanded for allegedly killing his boss Akinmulero Akinwunmi .
According to the prosecution the accused on August 1, 2018 at about 10:30am at 41,Akinboyewa Street, Oka in Ondo town in the Akure Magisterial District while armed with a sharp knife did rob one Akinmulero Akinwunmi of the cash sum of Seven hundred thousand naira (N700,000) and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 1,2(a) and (b) of the Robbery and Firearm (Special Provision) Act Cap. R11 Laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004.
The accused on the same day and time did unlawfully kill one Akinmulero Akinwunmi, aged 60 years when the stabbed him with a sharp knife on his chest and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Robbery and Firearm (Special Provision) Act Cap. R11 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2006.
Prosecution, Sergeant Adebayo Suleiman prayed the court to remand the accused in the prison custody pending the legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.
Counsel to the accused, Barrister O. O Adedire did not oppose to the prosecutions application for remand.
In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel ruled that in view of the fact of the armed robbery, the court lacks jurisdiction to prosecute the case.
Consequently, the accused was ordered to be remanded in prison custody pending the outcome of the DPP’s legal advice.
The case was adjourned till October 2,2018.
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