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Osun bus driver remanded over alleged killing, attempt to bury passenger

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A 37-year-old bus driver, Abiodun Sesan John, was on Thursday remanded in Ilesa Prisons in Osun for allegedly killing a passenger and attempting to bury him in the bush.

An Osogbo Magistrates’ Court which handed down the order, said accused should be kept behind bars because of the magnitude of the offence committed.

The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, murder and theft.

The plea of the accused was not taken.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. James Idoko, told the court that the accused conspired with his conductor now at large to kill a passenger, Yemi Kehinde, along Ile-Ife- Ibadan Expressway.

Idoko said the accused attacked the deceased in a bid to cart away his planks.

“The accused was apprehended while trying to bury the deceased.

“It took the intervention of motorists and pedestrians to apprehend the accused before the arrival of the police.’’

The offences contravened Sections 319(1), 324, 383 (1) and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2003.

The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, adjourned the case to Feb. 16 for mention.

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