24 Mar 2015

27-year-old man arraigned for killing girlfriend during a scuffle

A 27-year-old man, Ahmed Jimoh, has been remanded in prison by an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court for allegedly killing his girlfriend, 18-year-old Omoyeni Oluga, with a punch.

The accused, according to the prosecutor, Augustine Ozimini, committed the alleged offence on February 3 at about 8.35am at Oke-Itoku in Abeokuta.

He said, “The accused and his girlfriend had a disagreement at the accused residence that led to a fight, which eventually caused the death of the girl.”

Ozimini said the offence contravened Sections 319 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.

The accused’s plea was not taken by the court.

The Magistrate, Mr. Emmanuel Adekunte, ordered that the accused be remanded in Ibara Prison pending the Director of Public Prosecution’s advice.

The case was adjourned till May 5 for further hearing on the matter.

Credit: Samuel Awoyinfa/Punch Metro

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