Boy, 18 butchers mum to death in Osun

An Osogbo Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded Ezekiel Adenipekun, 18, for allegedly killing his mother with a machete.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Wilson Meriti, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 21 at about 3p.m. at Irojo area of Ilesha, Osun.
Mr. Meriti alleged that the accused inflicted machete cuts on his mother, Funmilayo, while she was sleeping in her room.

He said the accused inflicted severe cuts on the victim’s neck, which subsequently resulted in her death.
The prosecutor said the offence committed was contrary to and punishable under section 316(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol.11 Laws of Osun, 2003.

The plea of the accused was, however, not taken because of the capital nature of the offence.
Magistrate Habbibat Basiru ordered that the accused be remanded in Ilesha Prison.

Ms. Basiru also directed that the case file be duplicated and forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
The case was adjourned to October 23 for mention.

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