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Kilers of Sofiat remanded

Wariz Oladehinde, AbdulGafar Lukman, and Mustakeem Balogun. Photo: Olusegun Folarin

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court has remanded 4 teenagers at the correctional home for alleged ritual murder of a 20-year-old Sofiat Okeowo.

The police had charged 20-year-old Balogun Mustakeem, 18-year-old Majekodunmi Soliudeen, 19-year-old Abdulgafar Lukman, and 18-year-old Waris Oladeinde, on a 2 count charge of conspiracy and murder of the deseased.

Magistrate Abudu, who did not take the plea of the accused, ordered that they be remanded in Oba correctional service, pending legal advice from Ogun State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She, however, adjourned the case till March 14 for mention.

The Prosecutor, an Inspector of Police, Lawrence Balogun, told the court that the accused committed the offence on January 28 at Kugba in Abeokuta.

Mr Balogun alleged that the accused conspired among themselves and murdered Sofiat Okeowo who was a girlfriend to one of the accused, Soliudeen. He said the accused killed her by cutting off her head with a cutlass.

According to the prosecutor, the accused murdered Sofiat with the plan to use her for money rituals, noting that the offence contravened sections 324, 316 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.

Reporting by Wale Oluokun; eding by Muzha Kucha