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Court remands 15yrs-old boy over murder

By Barakat Odegbola

A Magistrate Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State has ordered that a 15-year-old boy (namewithedd) be remanded in custody of the Nigerian correctional service facility for allegedly killing a female student.

At the court sitting yesterday, the magistrate, Dehinde Dipeolu, did not take the plea of the minor after listening to all arguments, ordered that the defendant be remanded for 30 days in the Boaster Home Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and adjourned till July 16, for trial.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Olu-Balogun Lawrence, told the court that the minor committed the offence on February 24 at about 1:30 p.m., at Nawair ud-deen Grammer School area in Abeokuta.

Lawrence said the 15-year-old beat a 14-year-old girl to death. He said the boy and the deceased were students of Rev. Kuti Memorial Grammer School and Nawiar ud- Deen Grammer School.

The prosecution Counsel stated the minor accosted the victim on her way home from school and asked her to be his girlfriend but she refused.

“As a result of the beating, the victim was taken to the General Hospital at Ijaye for treatment and was later transferred to the Federal Medical Center Abeokuta, where she died,” he said

Lawrence told the court, during proceedings yesterday, that the defendant had willingly and knowingly gone against the law, adding that the offense was contrary to section316 and, 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Law of Ogun, 2006.

 

 

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