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  • Updated: July 07, 2023

Ondo Court Remands Two Persons Over Naval Officer's Death

Ondo Court Remands Two Persons Over Naval Officer's Death

An Akure Chief Magistrate’s Court has remanded the alleged killers of a Naval officer, Samson Akingbagbohun.

Akingbagbohun was killed in Idoani town, Ondo State, by Ayomide Sambo Ayomide and Johnson Adeleke, both of whom are 20-year-old students.

The third defendant, Francis Shagari, aged 17, was admitted to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum due to his age.

On July 4, the trio; Sambo, Adeleke and Shagari, were arraigned for conspiracy and murder.

The trial Chief Magistrate, Musa Al-Yunus said there are probable causes to remand the two suspects pending the issuance of advice by the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

At the proceeding, the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Nelson Akintimehin, informed the court that the defendants and others at large committed the offences on June 26, 2023, at about 7:40 pm at Idoani in the Ondo State Magisterial District.

Akintimehin alleged that the defendants killed Akingbagbohun, aged 25, by hitting him with an iron rod, planks, and stone on his head, chest, and testicle.

He pointed out that the offences, he said, contravened Sections 319, 316, 342, the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of the Ondo State Nigeria 2006.

However, the plea of the defendants was not taken.

Akintimehin, therefore, urged the court to remand the defendants in prison to enable him forward their case file to the DPP.

However, the defendants’ counsel, Tolulope Adebiyi, prayed the court to grant her clients’ bail.

Adebiyi said that the third defendant, 17-year-old Shagari is underage, submitting that he should not be tried in adult court.

The counsel added that the second defendant, Sambo, is a sickle cell patient and thereafter prayed the court to grant him bail, to have access to medical attention.

Chief Magistrate Al-Yunus, thereafter, adjourned the case till August 1, for mention.

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