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Police arraigns teenager for murder in Ekiti

Police on Monday arraigned 17-year-old Ojo Peter at the Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court for alleged conspiracy and murder.

The police prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leramo told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 16 in the Ekiti State capital.

He alleged that the defendant conspired with others to murder a 38-year-old man, Obadare Falade.

Leramo told the court that the defendant conspired with a mob in his neighborhood and beat up the deceased.

Falade eventually died from injuries sustained in the assault.

The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

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He urged the court to remand the defendant in the correctional centre pending legal advice from the office of the state’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

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

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Abdulhamid Lawal, ordered the remand of the defendant at the Correctional Centre pending issuance of legal advice by the DPP.

He adjourned the case till July 30 for mention.

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