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3 Men Remanded Over Murder, Theft

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By Abdulrofiu Agboola

A Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo,  the Osun state capital has ordered three suspects in prison custody for allegedly killing one Olalekan Ogunranti.

A charged sheet made available to CityMirrorNews at the court on Friday stated that the accused allegedly committed the offence on the May 17, 2016 at Delightsome Hotel, Osogbo.

The three accused persons are Shina Adeoye, Shina Muyideen and Afolabi Ramoni.

CityMirrorNews gathered that the trio allegedly killed Ogunranti by cutting his head off with a machete.

It was further gathered that  the accused after killing Ogunranti allegedly stole a sum of N5,000,000 from his pocket.

The offence according to the charge was contrary to and punishable under Sections 324, 419, 316, 383(1), 319(1), 390(9) and 516 of Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The plea of the accused persons was not taken.

In her ruling, Magistrate Habibat Basiru ordered that the three accused persons be remanded at Ilesa prison custody pending when their case will be filed in a court with proper jurisdiction.

She added that a duplicate of the case file be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP)’s office for legal advise and adjourned the case till June 7, 2017.

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