Court orders remand of 26-year-old murder suspect


An Osogbo Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded one Afeez Alabi in prison custody, over alleged robbery and murder.

Alabi, 26, was brought to the court by the police for allegedly shooting to death a security guard in Osogbo.

The prosecutor, Mireti Wilson told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 27, at about 2:00am on Television Street in Awosuru area of Osogbo.

Wilson said that the accused shot and killed the security guard, Adejumo Abimbola, and also stole a plasma television and two wrist watches belonging to one Akinwusi Abidemi.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 1 and 6 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Laws of the Federation and the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun, 2002.

The plea of the accused was not taken as he had no legal representation.

The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, however, ordered that the accused be remanded at Ilesha Prisons, and adjourned the case till Nov.11, for mention.

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