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  • Updated: May 19, 2023

Teenager Arraigned For Murder In Ondo State

Teenager Arraigned For Murder In Ondo State

The Ondo State Police Command has charged to court a teenager, 14-year-old, Marvelous Asefon for allegedly stabbing his 17-year-old neighbour to death.

Asefon was arraigned before an Akure Magistrate’s Court on a count of murder.

The prosecutor, Martins Olowofeso, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 20, 2023, at Oka-Akoko.

He said the defendant killed one Sunday Ogele by stabbing him with scissors in his rib after a scuffle over his girlfriend.

“That you, Marvelous Asefon, ‘m’ on April 20 Sunday, 2023 at 8:pm at Kanmu, Oka-Akoko in the Ondo State Magisterial District, did kill one Sunday Ogele ‘m’ 17 years old by stabbing him with a scissors in his rib, which led to his death.”

The offence contravenes Section 319(1) and 316 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol. 2, Laws of Ondo State, 2016.

His plea was not taken.

The prosecutor, through an application, urged the court to remand the defendant at the Correctional Centre pending the issuance of advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The defence counsel informed the court that both parties involved are relations and that the father of the deceased had opted for settlement.

The father of the victim, Ogele told the court that he has not been properly approached for any settlement.

The presiding Magistrate, Folashade Aduroja ordered the remand of the defendant and adjourned the case till June 11 for the counter affidavit to the application and ruling.


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