May 24, 2024

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State has ordered the remand of one Oloba Maroof Afolayan for allegedly causing the death of his friend, Mustapha Balogun.

The suspect was dragged before Magistrate Monisola Kamson for the alleged offences of Criminal conspiracy, false impersonation and culpable homicide contrary to section 97, 179 and 221 of the Penal Code Law.

According to the Police information, the deceased’s wife, Mustapha Halimat, received a call that her husband fell at his workplace and was subsequently rushed to hospital. 

Halimat revealed that she discovered that her husband was brought into the hospital dead.

The police investigation, however, led to the arrest of the defendant (Afolayan) who reportedly travelled down to Samora, his hometown with the deceased to perform a family ritual rite. 

The report revealed that the deceased, who was Afolayan’s friend, was sick and vomiting but the defendant allegedly failed to take him to a nearby hospital for treatment nor report the incident at a Police station.

The defendant allegedly brought the deceased down to a private hospital in Ilorin from his hometown but was pronounced dead on arrival. 

The prosecutor, Abdullah Sanni, urged the court to order the remand of the defendant in the Correctional facility considering the gravity of the alleged offence that is not ordinarily bailable.

Magistrate Monisola Kamson, who presided over the matter, granted the application and ordered Afolayan’s remand in the Oke Kura Correctional facility.

The case was adjourned to March 1, 2024. 

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