Court remands man, 65, for setting another ablaze

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Sango-Ota (Ogun)  –  An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State on Tuesday remanded a 65-year old man, Joseph Olaleye, for allegedly killing a man by setting him ablaze.
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The Magistrate, Miss Temitope Adebutu, ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison custody pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Olaleye, whose address was not provided, is facing trial for murder.

The court did not take the plea of the accused while the magistrate adjourned the case till Nov. 9 for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Rosemary Samson, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 30 at about 2.00 p.m. at Ojowo Satide Owode-Ijako in Ota.

She alleged that the accused unlawfully killed one Abdullahi Rasak by setting him ablaze.

Samson said the offence contravened Sections 316 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun State, 2006. (NAN)

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