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2 men sent to prison over alleged murder of two minors in Ekiti

EKITI, Nigeria – An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of two men, Ayeni Abolarin, 42 and Ajayi Oluwaseun, 34, in correctional centre over alleged killing of two minors.

OgeneAfrican gathered that the Police Prosecutor, Mr. Caleb Leranmo told the Court that the defendants committed the offence on Oct. 11 at Oye-Ekiti.

According to him, the defendants on the said date, unlawfully murdered two minors, a 5-year-old girl and 7 year-old-boy names withheld who were sent to buy provisions by their grandfather on the street but later found their dead body in an abandoned car.

Leranmo said that the offence is punishable Under Section 324 and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap. C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

He said he had forwarded their case files and sent them to the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP for legal advice.

Counsel to the defendants, . Opeyemi Ogunremi sought for a date of adjournment pending the outcome of the advice from DPP.

Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, consequently ordered that the defendants be remanded in Correctional Centre till the outcome of the legal advice from DPP’s office.

He later adjourned the case to Dec. 23 for further hearing.

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