Conciliator stone to death in Ondo over N700
January 24, 2023
Ondo State Magistrates’ court sitting in Akure has remanded a man called Funmilayo Asojo for allegedly killing a peacemaker, Bamiduro Adewole, with a stone.
The peacemaker was killed while settling a disagreement between the accused and a man who owed him a sum of N700 on Dec 28, 2022, at Ute in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The accused hit the 59-year-old man who was a security guard in a primary school with a stone in the head.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he gave up the ghost two days after the incident.
Starnews Nigeria reports that the accused was arraigned on one count of murder.
The offence, according to the prosecution, contravenes sections 319 and 355 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. 37 Vol. II Laws of Ondo State, 2006
The police prosecutor, Augustine Omhenemhen, asked the court to remand the defendant to the Olokuta Custodial Centre waiting for the outcome of advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
The accused was remanded in prison by Magistrate R.O Yakubu and the case was adjourned till March 19, 2024.
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