Court Remands Man, 29, For Alleged Kidnap, Rape, Armed Robbery

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 15-year-old boy, be remanded in correctional centre for allegedly killing a female student.

The police charged the minor with murder.

Magistrate Dehinde Dipeolu, who did not take the plea of the minor, ordered that he be remanded for 30 days in the Boaster Home Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

Dipeolu adjourned the case until July 16 for mention.

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Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Olu-Balogun Lawrence, told the court that the minor committed the offence on Feb. 24 at about 1:30 p.m., at Nawair ud-deen Grammar School area in Abeokuta.

Lawrence said the 15-year-old, beat the 14-year-old girl to death.

He said the boy and the deceased were students of Rev. Kuti Memorial Grammar School and Nawiar ud- Deen Grammar school.

Lawrence said the minor accosted the victim on her way home from school and asked her to be his girlfriend but she refused.

“As a result of the beating, the victim was taken to the General Hospital at Ijaye for treatment and was later transfered to the Federal Medical Center Abeokuta, where she died,” he said

Lawrence said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 316 and, 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Law of Ogun, 2006.(NAN)