An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti has ordered a 55 year old woman, Abereoje Idowu to be remanded in the Nigeria Correction Centre, Ado Ekiti for offence of conspiracy to murder and murder of Abere Olaniyi Olarewaju (28) in Ilawe Ekiti.
According to the Police prosecutor, Inspector Elijah Adejare, the accused person committed the offences of conspiracy to murder and murder in Ilawe Ekiti on 19th April, 2022.
He said the offences contravene sections 324 and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
Inspector Elijah requested for the order to allow Police complete their investigation and send the duplicate case file to office of Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
In his statement to the Police, one of the eye witnesses said, there was a misunderstanding between the accused person and the deceased and in the process, Idowu held the deceased cloth and called one of her children Abereoje Ademola now at large who later came with a knife and stabbed the deceased at the back.
In his ruling, Magistrate Tomiwa Daramola said, I am of the firm view that the prosecutor’s application to remand the accused person is genuine.
The accused is hereby ordered to be remanded in the custody of Nigeria Correctional Service, Ado Ekiti for thirty days pending conclusion of Police investigation and duplicate case file is ordered to be sent to Director of public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice Ekiti State for legal advice.
The case has been adjourned to 25/5/2022 for mention.