Man stones peacemaker to death over N700

CITIZENS COMPASS– FOR allegedly throwing a stone that killed a peacemaker, Bamiduro Adewole, a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, has remanded a man, in a custodial centre .

The death occurred on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.

It was gathered that the 59 years old peacemaker was killed while settling a rift between the defendant, Funmilayo Asojo, and his debtor over N700

The victim, a security guard in a public primary school, was allegedly hit with a stone in the head and rushed to a hospital but died two days after.

The defendant was arraigned on one count of murder.

According to the prosecution, the offence contravenes sections 319 and 355 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. 37 Vol. II Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

The police prosecutor, Augustine Omhenemhen, urged the court to remand the defendant in the Olokuta Custodial Centre pending the outcome of advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions

In his ruling, the Magistrate, R.O. Yakubu, ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison and adjourned the case till March 19, 2023, for mention.

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