Court remands man for allegedly beating “thief” to death in Oyo

A 29-year-old man, Aliu Oladeji, has been remanded in a Custodial centre, by an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, for allegedly beating a thief to death.

The Police charged Oladeji, who resides in the Ayedaade area, with conspiracy and murder.

Magistrate I. O. Osho, on Wednesday, did not take the plea of Oladeji due to lack of jurisdiction, ordered that he should be remanded in Abolongo Correctional Centre, in Oyo Town, pending legal advice.

She directed the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

Osho adjourned the matter until July 4, for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Foluke Adedosu, told the court that Oladeji conspired with others in the area to commit the offence.

Adedosu said Oladeji on March 4, around 2.30am, caused the death of one Sodiq, when he beat him up.

The Prosecutor noted that the offence is contrary to Section 316 and punishable under sections 319 and 324 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

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