Court Remands Man For Beating Thief To Death In Oyo

The Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State has remanded a 29-year-old man simply identified as Aliu Oladeji in a custodial centre for allegedly beating a thief to death.

The police charged Oladeji, who resides in the Ayedaade area, with conspiracy and murder.

The Magistrate, I. O. Osho who did not take the plea of Oladeji, ordered that he should be remanded in the Abolongo Custodial Centre, Oyo town, pending legal advice.

The judge directed the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

Osho adjourned the matter until July 4, for mention.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Inspector Foluke Adedosu, told the court that Oladeji conspired with others in the area to commit the offence.

The prosecutor said Oladeji on March 4, around 2.30am, caused the death of one Sodiq, when he beat him up.

Adedosu said the offence is contrary to Section 316 and punishable under sections 319 and 324 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

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