Sexagenarian who set brother ablaze remanded in prison

Sexagenarian who set brother ablaze remanded in prison

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:49 pm

Court’s verdict

An Iyaganku Chief  Magistrates’  Court  in Ibadan on Wednesday  remanded a sexagenarian, Adegboyega Abiose, in Agodi prison for allegedly causing the death of  his brother, Olayinka, by setting him  ablaze.

Chief  Magistrate Abdulateef  Adebisi, in his ruling, ordered the remand of the accused pending the receipt  of legal advice from the  Directorate of Public Prosecution.

The court, which did not take the plea of the accused,  adjourned till  Dec. 5.

The accused  was arraigned on a two- count charge of causing the death of his brother who was said  to be  an Ibadan-based legal practitioner.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Sunday Fatola,  told the court that the accused, who resides  at 3, Eleyele road, off Jericho, Ibadan, committed the offence on Aug. 14  at about at his residence.

Fatola alleged that the accused  damaged one Toyota Camry marked  FST 468 DD and valued at N2 million belonging   to the late Abiose by setting it and the victim ablaze.

He  said the offence  contravened Section 316 and was punishable under Sections 319 and 451 (1) (b) of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State,  2000.


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