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  • Updated: May 22, 2023

Oyo Couple Remanded To Prison For Murder

A couple, 34-year-old Ajoke Akinropo and 40-year-old Jude Akinropo has been remanded by a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan.

They were remanded at Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo town on Monday.

The couple were arraigned by the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly causing the death of a 45-year-old man, Olapade.

The police had charged the duo for conspiracy and murder.

Chief Magistrate, E. A. Idowu, did not take their plea and adjourned the matter until May 30, for mention.

The Magistrate ordered that they be remanded pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The prosecution counsel, Inspector Femi Oluwadare, informed the court that the couple allegedly conspired to commit the offence.

The police officer said on April 25, at about 7 a.m. in the Zion Oje area of Ibadan, the couple beat Olapade to death.

The offence violated Section 316 and is punishable under Sections 319 and 324 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

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