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Court remands driver, other for killing UNIOSUN student

An Osun State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo has ordered that a driver , Mr . Elijah Oyebode , and one Yusuf Ajibade , be remanded in the Ilesa Prison for allegedly killing a 400- level student of the Osun State University , Miss Rofiat Adebisi.
The two accused , who were arraigned by the police on Tuesday , were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and unlawfully receiving an iPhone 5 belonging to the deceased .
The police prosecutor, Mr . Mireti Wilson , told the court that the accused and other suspects currently at large committed the offence on December 23, 2016, at Egbeda in Iragbiji , Osun State .
The prosecutor said Oyebode , aged 22, and his accomplices killed the female student, while Ajibade received the mobile phone of the deceased valued at N100 ,000 from the alleged killers .
The charges read, “ That you , Elijah Oyebode , and Yusuf Ajibade , and others now at large , on December 23, 2016, in the Egbeda- Iragbiji area, in the Iragbiji Magisterial District , did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit : murder, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 324 of the Criminal Code , Cap 34, Vol . II, Law of Osun State of Nigeria , 2002.
“ That you , Elijah Oyebode , and others now at large , on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did kill one Rofiat Damilola Adebisi, a student of the Osun State University , thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code , Cap 34, Vol . II, Law of Osun State of Nigeria , 2002.
“ That you , Yusuf Ajibade , did unlawfully receive one Apple iPhone 5 , valued at N 100 ,000 , from one Elijah Oyebode , knowing same to have been stolen, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 427 of the Criminal Code , Cap 34, Vol . II, Law of Osun State of Nigeria , 2002.”
Oyebode was represented in the court by his counsel , Mrs . P .O. Ofoyeju , while Mrs. Bola Adeyinka represented Ajibade .
However, the pleas of the accused were not taken.
The presiding magistrate, Mr . Olusola Aluko , ordered that the accused be remanded in the Ilesha Prison , while the Investigating Police Officer in the case should duplicate the case file and send same to the Department of Public Prosecutions for legal advice .
He also ruled that the case should be transferred to Court 4 and adjourned till March 31, 2017, for mention

Updated: February 15, 2017 — 1:09 am

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