Polytechnic students remanded over alleged murder

Polytechnic students remanded over alleged murder

OSOGBO—An Osogbo  Magistrate’s Court,  Osun State, yesterday, remanded two students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Mufutau Saheed and Adeeko Olamilekan, in Ilesa Prison custody for allegedly killing a colleague, Adeola Balogun.

The prosecutor told the court that Mufutau and Olamilekan, who are member of a para-military corps in the institution,  allegedly arrested and tortured Balogun to death  on  suspicion that he was a cult member.

The prosecutor further told the court that in the process Balogun was  brutalised and tortured to death as he insisted that he was not a member of any cult group while other students tortured along with Balogun were  on danger list in the hospital where they are receiving treatment currently.

The accused persons were arraigned  on a two- count charge of felony and murder  contrary and punishable under Section 324 of the Criminal Code CAP 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

Magistrate Olusola Aluko did not take the plea of the accused persons, but ordered the Investigating Police Officer, IPO, to duplicate and forward the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

The magistrate thereafter remanded the accused persons at Ilesa Prison and adjourned the case till July 11.

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