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Modakeke Court Remands Two Men Who Allegedly Threw Baby Into Well

By Sodiq Lawal

An Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Modakeke, has ordered that two suspected killers of a three-month-old baby be remanded in prison.

The suspects: Oladosu Mattew (20) and Komolafe Idowu (20) were alleged to have thrown a baby into a well, which led to the death of the baby.

Inspector Christian Olajide, police prosecutor told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 2, 2017 around 3:40pm at Boosa Area, Modakeke, Ife Northeast Local Government Area of the state.

According to Olajide, the accused persons conspired among themselves to allegedly committed murder and assault, after beating one Mary Adedeji for an undisclosed reason and the woman was forced to run for her own life, angered by the action of the woman, the accused picked her baby lying on the bed and threw him into a well.

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The prosecutor said that the offence was contrary to sections 254,316 and punishable under sections 319, 324, 351 and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11, Laws of Osun, 2002.

However, the plea of the accused persons were not taken.

In her ruling, Magistrate Risikat Olayemi said that her court lacks jurisdiction to try the murder case.

She therefore ordered that the accused person in prison custody pending the arraignment of the accused in proper court, while the case was adjourned to August 27, 2017.