Two Ibadan men charged with flogging man to death with ‘koboko’


By Chidinma Ewunonu-Aluko

A 19-year-old Imole Dauda and one 30-year-old Lateef Tajudeen, who allegedly flogged a 22-year-old to death with ‘koboko’ were docked at Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court, Ibadan, Oyo State on Friday

The defendants, whose addresses were not provided, are charged with conspiracy and murder.

The prosecutor, Insp Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that the defendants committed the murder on May 10 at 8.00 a.m. at Ilupeju, Ibadan.

Adegbite alleged that the duo unlawfully caused the death of Mr Tosin Adenuga by flogging him with ‘koboko’ all over his body.

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He said that the offences contravened Sections 516 and 319 of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The Magistrate, Mrs Oluwabusayo Osho, did not take their pleas for want of jurisdiction.

She directed the police to return the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

Osho adjourned the case until July 18 for mention.

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