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Man allegedly kills 29-year-old woman, throws body in river

An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday remanded a 29-year-old man, Ojo Yemi, for allegedly killing a 65-year-old woman, Josephine Ajayi.

The defendant, docked for murder, was alleged to have killed the woman and threw her body into a river.

Yemi, whose address was not provided, is being tried for murder, NAN reports.

The prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 9 in Ado-Ekiti.

Okunade alleged that Ajayi’s body was later found by the river side.

He said the offence contravened Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the accused in prison, pending legal advice from office of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The plea of the accused was not taken, while Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye adjourned the case until October 8 for mention.
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