A suspected ritualist, Jacob Olaniyan has been arraigned before an Ilorin Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stabbing a teacher, one Mrs. Popoola Bola for ritual purposes.
He was alleged to have stabbed the teacher working with Dolapo Group of Schools all over her body with a knife on May 31, at Tanke Area, Ilorin.
According to the Charge Sheet, the accused stabbed the victim when she was buying food during break period at the school but luck ran out of him, when the victim got rescued by some roadside mechanics who responded to her shouts for help.
The prosecutor, Inspector Baliqees Adu, told the court that investigations revealed that the accused was a habitual criminal and had earlier killed a mother and her daughter in the same area five years ago.
According to her, “The accused was arraigned on a two-count charge of causing grievous hurt and attempt to commit culpable homicide, contrary to Sections 248 of the Penal Code Law.”
During the trial, the prosecutor objected to the bail request for the accused on the grounds that the alleged offences were not bail able.
In his ruling, the presiding Magistrate, Mr. Moses Adeniyi ordered Olaniyan to be remanded at the Mondala Maximum Security Prison Yard, Ilorin and adjourned the case to June 18 for mention.