Police arraign man, 36, over alleged murder in Ekiti


AN Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday, remanded one Kehinde Awosusi in police custody over the alleged murder of one Ojo Oluwatuyi.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, ordered the remand of the defendant pending the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on the case.

Lawal, thereafter, adjourned the case till June 10 for mention.

Awosusi, 36, whose address was not provided, is standing trial for murder.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 19 at Erinjiyan-Ekiti

He alleged that the defendant murdered Oluwatuyi by smashing plank on his head.

Leranmo said that the deceased had allegedly knocked down the defendant’s mother with his motorcycle, adding that when the defendant got to the scene of the accident, he smashed a plank on the head of the deceased.

He said that the deceased died before he could reach a nearby hospital.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012. (NAN)

– May 21, 2020 @ 17:09 GMT |

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