A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, have remanded three persons for alleged murder of one Muyiwa Adelogba.
The three accused – Adegboyega Adeola 26; Oniyere Bisi 46; and Oniyere Ojo, 18– were alleged to have committed the offence at the Community Health Center in Ifira-Akoko, in the Akoko South-West Local Government Area.
They were arraigned before the court on two counts bordering on murder.
It was gathered that the accused allegedly caused the death of Adelogba as they allegedly hit him with planks and irons which led to his death.
The charges read in part, “That you, Adegboyega Adeola 26; Oniyere Bisi 46; and Oniyere Ojo, 18, and one other at large, on June 19, 2018, at about 5.30pm at Community Health Center, Ifira-Akoko, caused the death of Muyiwa Adelogba by hitting him with planks and irons.”
The offence was said to be contrary to Section 316 and punishable under sections 324,319(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Volume 1, Law of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The accused said they were not guilty of the offence when the charges were read to them, but their pleas were not taken by the court.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Meshach Emmanuel, prayed the court to remand the accused in the Olokuta Prison to enable the court to send the duplicates of the case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
He also prayed the court to adjourn the case pending the outcome of the legal advice from the DPP.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel, ordered the remand of the accused in the Olokuta Prison pending the release of the legal advice by the DPP.