July 16, 2024

Court remands man facing murder charge


An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, on Monday, remanded one Taiwo Adewale, 35, who is facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

The Magistrate, Mrs Adebola Adeola, who did not take the plea of the defendant for want of jurisdiction, ordered that he should be remanded at the federal correctional centre, Agodi, Ibadan.

She directed the police to return the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice and adjourned the case until June 28 for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Iyabo Oladoyin, had told the court that the defendant allegedly committed the offences on Jan. 28, at 5:00 p.m., at Ariku-Oko village, Ibadan.

Oladoyin alleged that Adewale unlawfully caused the death of one Semiu Olaosebikan, 46, by shooting him with a gun.

She also alleged that Adewale unlawfully attempted to murder one Soliu Jimoh and Ibrahim Adebayo by shooting at them.

Oladoyin said the offences contravened Sections 324 and 319 of the Criminal Laws of Oyo, 2000.



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