2 teenagers remanded over murder of Osun varsity student


An Osogbo Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded two teenagers and one other person in the Ilesa Prison over alleged murder of a student of the University of Osun.

The accused  – all male – are Abdulkarim Sakariyatu, 19; Yusuf Kazeem, 18; and Ayuba Ibrahim, 24.

They are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, murder, and unlawful interference before Magistrate Aina Oloyade.

The court did not take the plea of the accused as the magistrate said that she needed advice from the state’s director of public prosecutions.

The court adjourned the case until Sept. 25 for mention.

The prosecutor, Mr Abass Haruna, had told the court that the accused conspired and murdered Mr Timilehim Sonibare on June 26 at 9:00p.m. at Oke Baale Area in Osogbo.

Haruna said that the accused hit the student’s head him with a pestle and killed him.

He submitted that some mutilated parts of the deceased body were found with the culprits when they were apprehended.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 324, 319(1) and 242(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Osun, 2003.