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Court remands 14 year old boy for killing neighbour over girlfriend in Ondo

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

Marvelous was arrested by the men of the Ondo State Police Command for stabbing the deceased to death with a pair of scissors during a scuffle over a girlfriend, in Oka Akoko of Akoko South-West Local Government Area of the state in April, 2023.

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

The court charge read, “That you, Marvelous Asefon, on April 20 Sunday, 2023 at 8:pm at Kanmu, Oka-Akoko in the Ondo State Magisterial District, did kill one Sunday Ogele 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 Ondo state.

Magistrate Folashade Aduroja of the state court ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison with the case adjourned till June 11, 2023, for further hearing of the case.

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