Man, 17, held over mur­der

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Siki­rat Shehu, Ilorin

A 17-year-old cat­tle rearer, Umaru Saleh of OkeOde Kwara State, was on Mon­day re­manded in prison by a Mag­is­trate’s Court in Ilorin, for al­legedly killing one Iliasu Abubakar.

It was gath­ered that the case was trans­ferred from Di­vi­sional Po­lice Sta­tion, Oke-Ode, to the Depart­ment of Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion and In­tel­li­gence, Ilorin.

It was also gath­ered that on Septem­ber 25, one Abu Garba of the same ad­dress as the ac­cused, re­ported that on Septem­ber 24, he re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that one of his sons, Iliasu Abubakar, had misun­der­stand­ing with his brother (Umaru Saleh) and that it led to a fight.

Daily Trust fur­ther gath­ered that dur­ing the fight, Iliasu Abubakar slumped and was rushed to a hos­pi­tal where he gave up the ghost.

The pros­e­cu­tion said, “in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­ducted at the Depart­ment re­vealed that the ac­cused con­fessed to have used stick and cut­lass on the de­ceased”.

The ac­cused was ar­raigned over cul­pa­ble homi­cide, an of­fence that is con­trary to Sec­tion 221 of the Pe­nal Code. Mag­is­trate Osuo­lale Ajayi or­dered that he should be re­manded at the Fed­eral Prison Yard, Oke- Kura and ad­journed the case to Oc­to­ber 26.

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