Court remands 2 for allegedly murdering mother, daughter

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An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun State has remanded Michael Adunola, 32, and Olawoyin Atinuke, 32 in a correctional service for allege murder of a mother and her daughter.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on May 23, 2020 around in Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi said the defendants conspired among themselves to commit murder.

He also told the court that the defendants unlawfully killed one Esther Adunola and her 14-month-old daughter, Glory Adunola.

The prosecutor added that the defendants improperly and indecently interfered with the corpse of Esther and her daughter, Glory, by cutting off their heads and hands.

Osanyintuyi said the offence contravened Sections 242, 319(1) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The plea of the defendants were not taken despite the fact that their counsels, M.I. Babawale and Adewale Adegbami, announced their appearance.

Magistrate Muhibah Olatunji did not grant the defendants bail saying that her court lacked jurisdiction to try murder case.

Olatunji asked the prosecutor to duplicate their case file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution(DPP) at the Osun State Ministry of Justice for legal advice.

She ordered that the defendants be remanded at Ilesa Correctional Centre and adjourned the case till July 28 for mention.

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