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Court Remands Man For Allegedly Killing Neighbour

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

An Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife on Wednesday ordered that a 38-year-old man, Bamigboye Opeyemi, be remanded in Correctional Centre for allegedly killing his neighbour while terrorising other residents.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Elijah Adesina, informed the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 24, 2021 around 3:30 pm at Oke-Ora village via Ile-Ife.

Adesina said that the defendant conspired with others now at large to commit felony to wit murder.

He further said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner that caused the breach of public peace and terrorised the people of the village.

The prosecutor also told the court that Opeyemi unlawfully fired a gunshot at his neighbour, Segun Awotunde and killed him and intended to kill one Opeyemi Rabiu, by shooting him with a gun on his head, which caused him harm.

Adesina explained that the defendant also attempted murdering one Adesoji Yinka by firing him with a gun on his left thigh, which injured him.

He said that the offence contravened sections 249(d), 319(1), 320(1), 324 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

Magistrate A. I. Oyebadejo, did not take the plea of the defendant on the ground that the court lacks jurisdiction to try murder case.

Oyebadejo asked the prosecutor to duplicate the case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice and thereafter ordered for his remand in Ile-Ife Nigerian Correctional Centre for legal advice.

The matter was adjourned till May 3, for hearing.

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