Court Remands Man for Killing His 75-year-old Mother in Ekiti


Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

For allegedly killing his septuagenarian mother, an Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court in Ado Ekiti has ordered the detention of a 35-year-old man, Abiola Ayodeji in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti.

The order was sequel to an exparte motion brought by the prosecutor against the defendant .

In her verdict yesterday, Chief Magistrate Titilayo Olaolorun, said : “The defendant is ordered to be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti, for 30 days pending completion of the Police investigation”

The Police Prosecutor, Bankole Olasunkanmi requested for the order to allow Police complete their investigation while the duplicate case file will be forwarded to office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Legal advice.

According to the charge, Abiola Ayodeji was reasonably suspected to have committed the offence of murder on his 75-year-old mother, Abiola Olaitan Florence on 11th January, 2022 at Ipole Iloro in Aramoko Ekiti Magisterial District, contrary to and punishable under Section. 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap. C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

Abiola, who hails from Ipole Iloro in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State, in his statement to the police said, he had misunderstanding with his late mother on the fateful day, which led to exchange of fisticuffs.

He revealed that when he got angry, he drew out a stick and hit his mother on the head, thereby leading to her death.

The accused person was said to have later dropped his mother’s corpse in the bush.

The case has been adjourned to February, 22 for mention.