A man has been remanded in prison for killing his neighbour over missing Christmas chickens.
One Idowu Ajewole, a 38-year-old man, has been remanded in prison custody by a Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, for allegedly killing his neighbour, Monday Bassey, over some missing chickens he had reserved for the last Christmas.
It was gathered that the disagreement that led to the murder of the 28-year-old Bassey, ensued between the duo who were neighbours at Adebowole Street, Oke-Aro in Akure, when Ajewole allegedly found some of his missing chickens’ feathers inside Bassey’s belonging when he was about packing out of the house.
Following the discovery, Ajewole who was said to have informed the police about the incident, was alleged to have killed Bassey when pushing the him into the police van that had come to arrest him.
According to the police prosecutor, ASP Pelumi Adejuwon, the suspect allegedly pushed the deceased to the ground and he hit his head on the floor in the process of pushing him inside the police vehicle. He reportedly died as a result of the injury he sustained when he fell.
ASP Adejuwon told the court that the action of the accused was responsible for the death of the victim, noting that the offence was contrary to and punishable under section 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 vol.1 Laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006.
Adejuwon prayed the court for adjournment of the case to enable him send the duplicate of the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution for Legal Advice, urging the court to remand the accused person in prison custody, pending the outcome of the advice from the office of the DPP.
The presiding magistrate, Sunday Adedapo, ordered the remand of the accused person in the Olokuta Prison Custody, pending the outcome of the legal advice, while adjourning till January 28, 2016.