23-yr-old man remanded in jail for murder

Oladoye told the court that Akinleye, who belonged to an unlawful society known as “Aiye Black Axe Secret Cult”, used a gun to shoot one Binta Anifowose.

The suspect identified as Ayo Akinleye was subsequently remanded in Ilesa Prisons while facing a three-count charge, bothering on murder and unlawful membership in a secret cult.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Olubukola Ayilara, ordered that the defendant should be held in prison, due to the magnitude of the offence committed, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

According to Prosecutor, Insp. Joshua Oladoye, the defendant committed the offence sometime on August 5, 2017, at about 6:30 p.m. along the Old Garage area in Osogbo.

Oladoye told the court that Akinleye, who belonged to an unlawful society known as “Aiye Black Axe Secret Cult”, used a gun to shoot one .

The offence contravenes Sections 312, 64(a) (b), 316 and is punishable under Sections 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 vol. II, Laws of Osun State, 2002.

The matter has been adjourned until March 30, 2018, as the defendant's plea was denied.

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