A magistrate court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun state, has ordered that the four teenagers who allegedly murdered 20-year-old Sofiat Kehinde be remanded in prison for two months.
The suspects, identified as Balogun Mustaqeem, 20; Majekodunmi Soliudeen, 18; Abdulgafar Lukman, 19; and Waris Oladeinde, 18, were arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and murder following their arrest on Saturday, January 29.
The suspects were apprehended on Saturday while they were burning the head of their victim, who is said to be a girlfriend to one of them, in a pot for a money ritual.
The prosecutor, Lawrence Balogun, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on January 28 at about 11:00 in the Kugba area of Abeokuta.
The prosecutor, who noted that the defendants murdered the victim with the plan to use her for money ritual, further disclosed that the offence committed contravenes sections 324 and 316 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.
The presiding judge, I. O. Abudu, did not take the plea of the defendants and ordered that they should be remanded in prison custody.
Abudu ordered that the defendants be remanded in the Oba correctional facility pending legal advice from the Ogun State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).She adjourned the case until March 14 for mention.
It was gathered that the court premises was filled to the brim as the victim’s family and other sympathisers trooped to the court to witness the arraignment.