Three Docked in Ekiti over Alleged Murder of 74-year-old Woman


Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

Three accused persons were yesterday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates Court over alleged murder of a 74-year-old woman.

The defendants, Alex Peter, 25; Adeniyi Tosin, 25, and Adelola Adedapo, 23, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Caleb Leramo, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on May 29, 2020, in Ikere-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendants conspired among themselves and murdered Mrs. Arannilewa Abiodun, 74.

The prosecutor said the defendants murdered the deceased and disposed her body in a canal near her house.

Leramo said the offences contravened Section 324 and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor, therefore, urged the court to remand the defendants in the correctional centre pending legal advice from the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Abdulhamid Lawal, ordered that the defendants be remanded in the correctional centre pending the issuance of legal advice.

He, therefore, adjourned the case to July 22, 2020, for mentioning.