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Siblings jailed for alleged murder of 49-year-old man

Siblings jailed for alleged murder of 49-year-old man

A magistrate court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Tuesday ordered that two brothers, Latunde Alayemi, 50 and Ayoola Alayemi, 54, be remanded in custody in a correctional facility over the alleged murder of a 49-year-old man.

The duo, whose addresses were not provided, were charged with conspiracy and murder.

NAN reports that the magistrate, Mrs Kausarat Ayofe, did not entertain the defendants’ request due to lack of jurisdiction.

Ayofe ordered the police to return the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

She then adjourned the matter until September 2 so that it could be discussed.

Prosecutor Inspector Toyin Ibrahim told the court that the suspects committed the crimes on June 23 at around 12.45am in Moniya area of ​​Ibadan.

Ibrahim said the suspects unlawfully caused the death of one David Olagoke, 49, by striking him with matches all over his body.

He said the offences were contrary to sections 516 and 324 of the Oyo State Penal Laws of 2000.