The Ogun State Police Command on Thursday have arraigned the four teenagers who beheaded a 20-year-old lady, Sofiat Okeowo before a State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun state
The four suspects; Balogun Mustakeem, Majekodunmi Soliudeen, Abdul Gafar Lukman and Majekodunmi Oladeinde, were brought before Chief Magistrate I.O Abudu on a two-count charge bordering on murder and conspiracy to commit a felony.
In a file suit obtained by DAILY GIST on Thursday, the four suspects were alleged to have committed an offence contrary to sections 316 and 324 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State, 2006
The case, with suit number MISC/22/2022, was brought before the court for mention as pleas were not taken from the four accused persons.
It reads, “That you, Balogun Mustakeem, Majekodunmi Soliudeen, Abdul Gafar Lukman and Majekodunmi Oladeinde, on the 28th day of January 2022, at 11 pm, at Kugba area of Abeokuta, in the Abeokuta Magistrate District, did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: murder and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 324 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State, 2006.
“That you, Balogun Mustakeem, Majekodunmi Soliudeen, Abdul Gafar Lukman and Majekodunmi Oladeinde, on the same date time and place at the aforementioned Magistrate District did unlawfully killed one Sofiat Okeowo aged 20, by cutting off her head with cutlass contrary to Section 316 and punishable under section 319 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State, 2006.”
Magistrate Abudu who did not take the plea of the defendants ordered that they be remanded in Oba correctional service, Abeokuta, pending Legal advice from Ogun State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The Prosecutor, Insp. Lawrence Balogun had told the court that the defendants conspire among themselves and murdered Sofiat who was a girlfriend to one of the defendants, Soliudeen.
According to the Prosecutor, the defendants murdered Sofiat with the plan to use her for money ritual.
The Chief Magistrate however adjourned the case till March 14 for mention.