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Murder: Oyo Court Remands Couple

A couple, Ajoke, 34, and Jide Akinropo, aged 40 have been remanded by the Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State for allegedly causing the death of a 45-year-old man, identified simply as Olapade.

The court on Monday sent the duo to the Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo town after they were charged with conspiracy and murder by the police.

According to the prosecution counsel, Insp Femi Oluwadare, the couple allegedly conspired to commit the offence on April 25, at about 7 a.m. at the Zion Oje area of Ibadan.

They were said to have beat Olapade to death.

The offence violated Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 and 324 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr E. A. Idowu, ordered that they be remanded pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The Magistrate did not take their plea and adjourned the matter until May 30, for mention.

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In another news, five persons reportedly lost their lives while several others were injured as explosion hit Isa town in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State, around 12 noon on Sunday

A source who disclosed this, on Sunday, said, “I was at home when I heard a loud noise. When I came out, I discovered that it was the cylinder of a welder that exploded.

“Three people, including the owner of the shop, died instantly, and their bodies were dismembered.

He said the police used sacks to evacuate their parts, adding that during the process, he heard of another injured person died while in the hospital

He said a trader within the vicinity lost his hand and was rushed to the hospital

Chairman of the council, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa, confirmed the explosion, but could not ascertain the number of dead victims, because he was not in the town as at the time of incident

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Sanusi Abubakar, said he had not been briefed about the incident.

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