Man remanded in prison over alleged murder


An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of one Idowu Ajewole , 38, in prison custody for allegedly killing one Monday Bassey over his lost chicken.

The accused was said to have killed the 28-year-old Bassey at about 3pm at Adebowale street, Oke-Aro, Akure on December 12,2015.

According to the prosecution, the accused person and the victim were alleged to be flat mates who had disagreement over a theft of the chicken before discovered its feathers in the deceased property when he was packing out of the apartment.

The accused alleged to have reported the matter to the police, who came in vehicle to arrest the victim before he made the deceased to hit his head on the floor in the process of pushing the him inside the police vehicle and died as a result of an injury he sustained when he fell.

The police prosecutor, ASP Pelumi Adejuwon further told the court that the action of the accused was responsible for the death of the victim.

According to the prosecutor, the offence is contrary to and punishable under section 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 vol.1 Laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006.

Adejuwon prayed the court for adjournment of the case to enable him send the duplicate of the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution for Legal Advise.
He also urged the court to remand the accused person in prison custody, pending the out come of the advice from the office of the DPP.

Counsel to the accused person, Barr. A.K .Adewusi, said that he was not opposing the adjournment due to the nature of the charge.

The presiding magistrate, Mr. Sunday Adedapo,ordered the remand of the accused person in the Olokuta Prison Custody, pending the outcome of the legal advice.

The case was later adjourned to January 28,2016.

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