Court remands Ondo teenager for killing neighbour over girlfriend

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An Ondo State Magistrate Court sitting in Akure,  the state capital,  has ordered the remand of a 14-year-old boy, Marvelous Asefon for allegedly killing his neighbour, Sunday Ogele.

It was gathered that the defendant was arrested by the men of the State Police Command for stabbing the deceased to death with a pair of scissors during a scuffle over a girlfriend,  in Oka Akoko, the headquarters of Akoko South-West Local Government Area of the state in April.

He was later charged to court and arraigned on one count of murder.

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The charge read,  “That you, Marvelous Asefon,  ‘m’ on April 20 Sunday, 2023 at 8:pm at Kanmu, Oka-Akoko in the Ondo State Magisterial District, did kill one  Sunday Ogele ‘m’ 17 years old by stabbing him with scissors in his rib, which led to his death.”

According to the prosecution, the offence contravenes Section 319(1) and 316 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol. 2, Laws of Ondo State, 2016.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge but his plea was not taken by the court.

The prosecutor, Martins Olowofeso, in an application, urged the court to remand the defendant at the correctional centre pending the issuance of advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions of the state.

The magistrate, Folashade Aduroja ordered the remand of the defendant and adjourned the case till June 11 for further hearing of the case.

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