Man remanded for killing brother with pestle

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An Akure Chief Magistrate Court has remanded one Alesanmi Iwanefun at the Nigeria Correctional Centre in Ondo State for allegedly killing his brother, Orimisan, with a pestle.

Alesanmi, aged 30, was said to have committed the offence on January 24, 2021 around at Madagbayu Street, Kiribo in the Ondo State Magisterial District. He reportedly killed hit his brother with a pestle during a fight.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Taiwo Oniyere, informed the court that the offence was contrary to sections 316, and punishable under section 319(1) of Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol.1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

The plea of the accused person was not taken when he was arraigned because he had no legal representation.

Presiding Magistrate, O. L. Abu, directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and send same to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice. He adjourned further hearing of the case to March 8, 2021.

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