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Court remands two ladies for allegedly killing Kwara hotel manager

A Kwara State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin has ordered the remand of two female armed robbery suspects who allegedly killed the Managing Director of a popular relaxation home, Water View Hotel, one Adeniyi Ojo in the facility of a Federal Correctional Service in Ilorin, the state capital.

The suspects; Joy Adanma Joseph (22 years) and her friend, Favour David (23) were docked before Magistrate Monisola Kamson for culpable homicide and armed robbery.

The Police report revealed that the suspects paid the MD visit and they went into the hotel room together.

According to the police report, the ladies dashed out of the facility without the MD’s knowledge, pretending that they wanted to get bullet drinks from the garden across the hotel.

The hotel receptionist, Abdulsalam Tawakalitu who was suspicious of them, went to check the MD in the room and discovered the door was locked up on the MD.

“After several unanswered knocks, the door was forcefully opened and the lifeless body of the manager was found on the bed with his hands, legs tied and his mouth gagged with a rag”, the Police report said.

“The two suspects reportedly went with the deceased mobile phone, removed the SIM card, inserted it in theirs and started making several attempts to transfer money from the MD bank account but failed because the account kept on demanding for OTP (One Time Passport).

“Investigation further revealed that Joy who was armed with knives, codeine syrup, and refnol drug meant for sleep induction, gagged the deceased mouth. While the deceased hands and legs were tied, Adanma held his manhood, threatening to cut it off if he failed to cooperate.

“Oreoluwa was reportedly saddled with the task to unlock his phone through his face and afterward, he placed the pillow over his face, impressed it on him until he passed out,” the report further said.

The report added that Adanma confessed to having stabbed the deceased with the knife while Oreoluwa was saddled with the task of getting the phone unlocked through the deceased face unlock mode.

The Prosecutor, Sanni Abdullah, informed the court that the matter was not ordinarily bailable considering the nature of the case and the lives involved.

The Presiding Chief Magistrate, Monisola Kamson ordered that the two accused persons be remanded in the facility of the Federal Correctional Service and adjourned the case till 29th of November,2023 for further hearing.

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