Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Man, 26, Remanded for Murder

A 26-year-old, Seun Bankole, was on Wednesday remanded in prison custody by an Ibadan Chief Magistrates' Court for murder.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Adewale Amos, told the court that the defendant unlawfully caused the death of one Nnaiji Martins by hitting him with an iron rod on his neck.

Amos said the defendant hit Martin with the iron rod on Jan. 15 at Ajibode area of Ibadan.

He said his action contravened Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. II Laws of Oyo state.

The plea of the defendant was, however, not taken.

Chief Magistrate Fatimoh Badrudeen ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison custody.

Badrudeen also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward it to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

She adjourned the case to Feb. 21 for mention.

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