A man, Funmilayo Asojo, has been remanded in a custodial centre by an Ondo State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Akure for allegedly killing a peacemaker, Bamiduro Adewole, with a stone.
The victim, it was gathered, was killed while settling a rift between the defendant and a man who owed him (Asojo) N700 on December 28, 2022, at Ute town, in the Owo Local Government Area of the state.
The 59-year-old, who was a security guard in a public primary school, was allegedly hit with a stone in the head by the defendant.
He was later rushed to a hospital where he died two days after.
The defendant was arraigned on one count of murder.
The offence, according to the prosecution, contravenes sections 319 and 355 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. 37 Vol. II Laws of Ondo State, 2006.
The police prosecutor, Augustine Omhenemhen, asked the court to remand the defendant in the Olokuta Custodial Centre pending the outcome of advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
The magistrate, R.O. Yakubu, in his ruling ordered the defendant to be remanded in prison and adjourned the case till March 19, 2023, for mention.