By Sunmola Olowookere
An Akure High Court is set to unravel the secret behind the untimely death of one Sunday Kolawole, who was stabbed to death during a cult clash at a beer parlour in Supare Akoko, in Akoko South West local government area of Ondo State.
This huge assignment was thrown at the court presided over by Justice Williams Olamide, as the alleged murderer, Adekola Alaba denied ever confessing to the crime as the police was plotting to establish before the court.
The defendant was dragged before the court following an information filed by the prosecution led by one Mr Wale Bamisile of the Ondo State Ministry of Justice sometimes last year.
The prosecution had earlier called witnesses in establishing his case against the accused.
One of the witnesses, Inspector Ademola Faseyi told the court that the accused was a trouble maker who had been disowned by his father .
The prosecution called other supporting witnesses and then closed his case upon which the defense, opened his case.
The defense led by one Josiah Adebayo called only the defendant to the witness box as he however denied committing the offence.
He stated that befo re his remand, he was a commercial driver and had gone to a beer parlour for some drinks when he noticed the members of a dreaded cult group in the town called “Oyanbo” entered the beer parlour and began to foment trouble.
He claimed that he had berated them for their acts which made them to attack him.
He stated that one of them had attempted to stab him with a broken bottle but mistakenly stabbed the deceased when he dodged the broken bottle.
He stated that four of them were arrested by the police following the death of the cult member,while the others were later released by the police, leaving only him.
During cross examination by the prosecuting counsel, Wale Bamisile, the defendant said that the police lied against him in the statement recorded for him and that he did not confess to the crime as established by the prosecution.
The defense counsel closed his case after calling his sole witness.
Justice Williams Olamide thereafter adjourned the case till the 24th of January, 2019 for the adoption of written addresses by both parties.
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