Police arraign house help for beheading Magistrate

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By DAUD OLATUNJI, Abeokuta
Barely eight days after   a- 65 year- old retired Chief Magistrate,Olufunmilayo  Timeyin was killed   at her   Laderin Estate in Abeokuta, the Police in   Ogun state   arraigned the 21- year- old househelp, David U*

David, who appeared before Magistrate Anthony Araba of the Magistrate Court 1, was arraigned on a one count charge of murder.

The prosecutor further stated that the accused committed the offense “contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun state of Nigeria 2006”.

The accused David who beheaded Mrs. Funmilayo Temehin a rtd Senior Magistrate with cutlass at Laderin Housing Estate Abeokuta Friday being over powered PHOTO BY WUMI AKINOLA

The accused David who beheaded Mrs. Funmilayo Temehin a rtd Senior Magistrate with cutlass at Laderin Housing Estate Abeokuta Friday being over powered PHOTO BY WUMI AKINOLA

The accused however, pleaded guilty to the offence as charged.

In his rulings,   the trial Magistrate,  Anthony Araba, who nearly betrayed emotion  ordered the police prosecutor, ASP Sangotokun to duplicate the case file to enable the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) advise his court on the case.

He  also   ordered   that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending when the advice of the DPP would be ready.

Meanwhile, the Labour Party in the state has called for prayers over the incessant killings of people in the state in the last two weeks.

The state   Publicity Secretary, Deji Kalejaiye in his reaction to the incessant killings said,

“ It is quite appalling and highly regrettable   that on daily basis, people are being killed”.

“Ogun State is not healthy under this present government   and these have shown   that investors will not come to a state where   people are being killed on a daily basis.

“We have never witnessed such   and as we speak, about two of such have been found where human
parts were mutilated.

“I think   Ogun State is sick and something is spiritually wrong with Ogun State and think this is the best for our religious leaders to come together   and render prayers for deliverance for Ogun State”.

 

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