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Court remands herb seller for alleged murder of creditor

Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Idowu on Friday ordered the remand of a herb seller, Idowu Mutiu, at Agodi Correctional facility for alleged causing death of his creditor in Ibadan.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  Mutiu, 40, also known as Osha, whose address was not given is charged with the murder of Olusegun Olayiwola,73.

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The chief magistrate, who did not take the plea of Mutiu, for want in jurisdiction, ordered that he should be remanded at Agodi Correctional facility, Ibadan.

He said the remand is pending legal advice from the office of the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The chief magistrate, thereafter, adjourned the matter until Oct. 13, for mention.

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The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Olufemi Oluwadare told the court that on June 17, at about 9.30a.m.,  Mutiu caused the death  Olayiwola, with a knife.

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Oluwadare said the offence was committed at Dr Thomas Attah’s House, Obiwale Close, Ologuneru, Ibadan.

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The police alleged that Mutiu

asked for a loan from Olayiwola and used his Lexus SUV as collateral; after  allegedly causing his death.

He said the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 316 and punishable under section 319 of the  Criminal Code Laws of 2000.

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