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OSUN: Corps member paraded in court over killing of 16-yr-old girl

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A 29-year-old serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), identified as Odedele Feranmi appeared before an Osogbo Magistrate Court over the killing of a 19-year-old girl.

The accused was said to have crushed the victim identified as Olasunkanmi Pelumi to death with his car on January 4, 2019, in front of Government Secretariat, Gbongan Road, Osogbo.

Feranmi was accused of driving recklessly leading to the incident while coming from Ibadan to resume at his Primary Place of Assignment (PPA) in Osogbo.

While addressing the court packed full with observers, Mr. Oladoye Joshua, the police prosecutor said the accused person killed the deceased with his Honda car with Reg. No Lagos MUN 187 CU around 11.30am.

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Mrs Joshua also added that the alleged offence committed by Feranmi contravened the provision of Section 81(1) Cap 115, Vol 6 law of Osun State, 2003.

In his plea bargain, the counsel to the accused Mr. Bola Abimbola-Ige urged the court to grant his client bail on a liberal term, promising that he would not jump bail.

After keenly listening to the police prosecutor and the counsel for the accused, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, while granting the accused bail, however said: “The accused person is reluctantly granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.”

Before adjourning the case until January 30, 2019, for further mention, Ayilara added that the sureties must be resident within the state, while he ordered the car of the accused to be moved to the court premises.

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