Guard remanded for alleged murder of concubine

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An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a security man, Oluwatuyi Alake, 45, for alleged murder of his concubine.

The presiding magistrate, Omolola Akosile, who gave the order that the accused be remanded in custody, subsequently adjourned further hearing in the case till December 15, 2016.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that earlier, the prosecutor, Sergeant Monica Ikebuilo, had told the court that the defendant committed the crime on October 30 on Ojuoro Street, Stadium Road, in Ijero-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

She alleged that the accused on the day had sexual intercourse with the deceased, which left her unconscious and led to her death.

She also alleged that “the defendant dumped the body of the deceased in the bush to cover up his deed.”

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Law of Ekiti State, 2012.

Ikebuilo told the court that she had duplicated the case file and sent it to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

The plea of the accused was not taken as his counsel, Mr. Busuyi Ayorinde, sought a short adjournment date pending the outcome of the legal advice from the DPP.

Source: Punch

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