16th June, 2022
By Chidinma Ewunonu-Aluko
A Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan on Thursday ordered that a 20-year-old man, Mohammed Bello be remanded in a correctional centre, for allegedly murdering his friend.
The police charged Bello, whose residential address was not provided with murder.
The Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Amole-Ajimoti, did not take Bello’s plea for want in the jurisdiction.
She directed the police to return the case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), for legal advice.
She adjourned the case until Aug. 22, for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Philip Amusan told the court that the defendant allegedly committed the offence on May 3, at about 9 p.m, at Idi-Ero village, in Iseyin.
Amusan alleged that Bello caused the death of Oro Mallami, 20, when he decapitated him.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 316 and 319 of the Criminal laws of Oyo State, 2000.