A 38-year-old man, Mr. Idowu Ajewole has been remanded in prison custody by a Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State Capital for allegedly killing his former neigbour, Mr. Monday Bassey, 28 over missing Christmas chickens.
The accused was alleged to have killed Bassey around 3pm on December 12, 2015.
It was learnt that disagreement ensued between the duo who were former flat mates at Adebowole Street, Oke-Aro in Akure when Ajewole allegedly found some of his missing chickens’ feathers inside Bassey’s belongingd when he was packing out of his former house.
Following this, Ajewole, who was said to have informed the police about the incident was alleged to have killed Bassey when pushing the him into the police van.
According to Police Prosecutor, ASP Pelumi Adejuwon Ajewole, the suspect allegedly made the deceased to hit his head on the floor in the process of pushing him inside the police vehicle. He reportedly died as a result of the injury he sustained when he fell.
The police prosecutor, ASP Pelumi Adejuwon told the court that the action of the accused was responsible for the death of the victim.
He noted that the offence was contrary to and punishable under section 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 vol.1 Laws of Ondo state of Nigeria 2006.
Adejuwon prayed the court for adjournment of the case to enable him send the duplicate of the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution for Legal Advice.
He also urged the court to remand the accused person in prison custody, pending the outcome of the advice from the office of the DPP.
Counsel to the accused person, Barr. A.K .Adewusi, said that he was not opposing the adjournment due to the nature of the charge.
The presiding magistrate, Mr. Sunday Adedapo, ordered the remand of the accused person in the Olokuta Prison Custody, pending the outcome of the legal advice.
The case was later adjourned till January 28,2016.