A Magistrate Court sitting in Iragbiji, Osun state has ordered that four men be remanded in Ilesa Prison custody for allegedly killing a four year old boy, Bakare Teslim.
According to Vanguard: The accused persons including a 60 year old Ganiyu Abidoye, Taju Ganiyu, aged 25, Aremu Moshood, 48 and Agboola Abdulwasiu, aged 31 were docked on Monday, 26th October, 2015 by the Osun state Police.
The accused persons were said to have kidnapped Teslim on the 9th October, 2015 at about 6.17pm at Agbelekale area of Iragbiji in Osun state before beheading him with a knife.
The charge sheet obtained in court by our correspondent read: “that you Taju Ganiyu, Aremu Moshood, Agboola Abdulwasiu and Ganiyu Abidoye on 9th October, 2015 at about 6.17pm at Agbelekale area of Iragbiji in Iragbiji Magisterial District did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit kidnapping of one Bakare Teslim, aged 4.”
“That you (accused persons) on thesame day, at about 7.30pm at Okemore bush area in Iragbiji, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit murder of one Bakare Teslim.”
“That you (accused persons) on the same day, time and place did unlawfully and intentionally kill one Bakare Teslim, aged 4 by beheading him with a knife.”
Police prosecutor, Inspector Adegoke Taiwo told the court that the accused persons have committed offences contrary to and punishable under Sections 516, 364 (2), 324 and 319 (1) of the Criminal code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun state of Nigeria, 2003.
Meanwhile, owing to the capital nature of the charges, the plea of the accused persons could not be taken while their counsels, Messrs. Toye Emitoma and A. Adebisi could not apply for their bail.
The presiding judge, Magistrate Idowu Ajao remanded the four accused persons in prison and adjourned the case till 21st December, 2015 for mention.