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Mechanic in court for beheading octogenarian

By Bamidele Kolawole
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A 40-year -old motorcycle repairer, Biobaku  Aladeyehun is now cooling  his feet at the Olokuta prison for allegedly beheading a 73-year-old woman, Mrs   Stella Betiku.

The Hope Metro  learnt that the accused  committed the offence in a farm on October 13, this year.

According to the charge sheet, the suspect laid an ambush for the Octogenarian at Igbodigo farm, Okipupa, Ondo State.

Aladeyehun who is facing a two-count at an Akure Chief Magistrate Court was alleged to have committed the offence with others now at large.

The offence, stated the prosecution was contrary to section 319 (3)of the Criminal Code Cap  37, volume I Laws  of Ondo State.

No plea was taken from the accused while the police prosecutor , Mr Goodluck Udoh  urged the court to remand him at Olokuta Prison  to enable him  seek legal  advice  from the  Director of Public  Prosecution (DPP)

Udoh sued for an adjournment  pending the outcome of the legal advice from the DPP’s  office .

The Defendant’s  counsel, Mrs Taiwo Taiwo did not  object to  his  client  being  remanded in prison.

In her ruling, the  Magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeyanju  directed the accused to be remanded at Olokuta  prison till November 28, 201,8 pending  the issuance of the legal advice from the DPP’s  office.

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