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Police arrest three men over alleged murder of 74-yr-old woman in Ekiti

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The Police Command in Ekiti State said it arrested three men over the alleged murder of a 74-year-old woman.

The defendants says Alex Peter, 25; Adeniyi Tosin, 25; and Adelola Adedapo, 23– were on Monday arraigned in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court and are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy to murder and murder.
The prosecutor, Insp Caleb Leramo, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on May 29 in Ikere-Ekiti.
Leramo alleged that the defendants conspired among themselves and murdered the 74-year-old woman, Arannilewa Abiodun, and thereafter disposed her body in a canal near her house.
Leramo said the offences contravened Sections 324 and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
He urged the court to remand the defendants in the Correctional Centre, pending receipt of legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

in spite of that, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, in his ruling ordered that the defendants be remanded at the Correctional Centre pending issuance of legal advice.
Lawal who did not take the pleas of the defendants also adjourned the case till July 22 for mention, NAN reports.


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