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Oyo Court Remands Man in Abolongo for Allegedly Using Pestle to Club Woman to Death


50-year-old Fatai Gbeminiyi has been remanded at Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo town on Monday over alleged murder.

Prosecution Counsel, Iyabo Oladoyin told the Chief Magistrate’s Court, Iyaganku, that Gbeminiyi unlawfully caused the death of one Tinuke Olayiwola, 39, on August 20.

She said the accused clubbed the late Tinuke to death at the Abebi area in Ibadan, using a pestle during a fracas, adding that the offence contravened the Criminal Code of Oyo State.

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Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Idowu, who presided over the case charged Gbeminiyi of Abebi area, with murder, however, he did not take the plea of the accused because of the court’s lack of jurisdiction.

He therefore ordered that Gbeminiyi be kept at the correctional facility pending advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), and adjourned the matter till October 27 for mention.

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