By Kayode Olabanji
An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Oke-Eda, yesterday ordered the remand of a middle-aged man, Busuyi Ilesanmi, who allegedly used a locally made ring to beat one Akeem Olanipekun to death.
The police dragged 35-year-old accused person before the Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel on a count-charge of murder.
The prosecution said Ilesanmi committed the offence on December 13, 2018, at about 1.00pm at Imo-Arigidi, Akoko, in the Ondo State Magisterial District
Ilesanmi was said to have beaten the deceased, Olanipekun, to death with fist blows on the chest, head and right hand with the locally made ring.
The police prosecutor , Sgt. Suleiman Abdulateef said the offence contravened Sections 316 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2018.
The plea of the accused person was, however, not taken, while no lawyer appeared for him.
Abdulateef, urged the court to remand the accused person at the Olokuta prison to enable the court send the duplicate case file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
He prayed the court for an adjournment pending the outcome from the DPP’s office
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs Bob-Manuel, ordered the remand of the accused person in Olokuta prison pending the issuance of the legal advice from the DPP.
She said both the original and the duplicate case file should be handed over to the court clerk by the prosecutor.
She adjourned the case till February 6, 2019.