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Man remanded over alleged murder

Man remanded over alleged murder

By Kayode Olabanji
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A 37-year-old man, Dare Adekunle , has been remanded in prison custody by an Akure Chief Magistrates’  Court sitting at Oke-Eda in Akure, over murder.

The police prosecutor,  Inspector Goodluck  Uloh, informed the court that  Adekunle  allegedly used cutlass to machet one Sunday  Obaode,  on his left hand which later resulted to his death.

Uloh  said the accused person committed the offence on July 5, 2019 at about 3pm at Aponle Farm, Oyin Akoko, in the Ondo State Magisterial District.

According to the prosecution,  the offences contravened  section 316 and punishable under section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37 Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

The plea of the accused was not taken.

The prosecutor, therefore,  urged  the court to remand the accused person in prison custody pending  advice from the office of the  Director of Public Prosecution.

Counsel who  represented the accused, Mr A D Yakubu, did not oppose the remand application made by the prosecutor.

The Magistrate, Mrs Charles Adeyanju, held that it is a murder case which the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain.

She, consequently  ordered the remand of the accused in Olokuta prison custody,  pending the  legal advice from the DPP’s office.

Adeyanju directed the prosecutor to make both the original and duplicate of the case file available to the court clerk for safe keeping.

She  adjourned till September 16, 2019 for review/ Issuance of legal advice.

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