Court remands man, 65, for setting another ablaze

The Magistrate, Miss Temitope Adebutu, ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison custody pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Court remands man, 65, for setting another ablaze

An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State on Tuesday remanded a 65-year old man, Joseph Olaleye, for allegedly killing a man by setting him ablaze.

The Magistrate, Miss Temitope Adebutu, ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison custody pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Olaleye, whose address was not provided, is facing trial for murder.

The court did not take the plea of the accused while the magistrate adjourned the case till Nov. 9 for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Rosemary Samson, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 30 at about 2.00 p.m. at Ojowo Satide Owode-Ijako in Ota.

She alleged that the accused unlawfully killed one Abdullahi Rasak by setting him ablaze.

Samson said the offence contravened Sections 316 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun State, 2006.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Crisis-hit PDP is not panicking over mass resignation of national officers

Lagos Government launches 'Kampus Stars' reality TV show for higher institutions

Anambra governorship candidate Ozigbo explains running mate choice

Edo Governor Obaseki vows to send land grabbers to prison

Oyetola distributes 100,000 cocoa seedlings to farmers

No arms supplies in the Central African Republic for another year

New York Governor Cuomo sexually harassed many women, investigation reveals

Bandits kill 6 people in violent raids on 4 Kaduna villages

Court orders EFCC to unfreeze Dokpesi’s account