Court remands man, 23, for alleged murder of 35-year-old


An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded Odunayo Ojo, 23, in a correctional centre for alleged murder of a 35-year-old man, Ajiboye Taiwo.

Ojo, whose address was not given is facing a one-count charge of murder.

The prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leramo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept.10 in Iworoko-Ekiti.

Leramo said that Ojo met the deceased already drunk at a joint and had a fight with him.

“The deceased was drunk, they had a fight, and the accused threw a stone at him which led to his death.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, remanded the defendant in a correctional centre, pending advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions.

Lawal adjourned the case until Oct.14 for mention.