A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun state capital has ordered the remand of a 23-year-old woman, Jimoh Simiat in Ilesa prison custody for allegedly killing her friend (Esther Oge) while both were engaged in a fight.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Mustapha Tajudeen informed the court that the incident occurred on February 10, around Fountain University area, Osogbo, as the body of the deceased was found lying by the road side.
Giving her account of the story, the accused person however, said she only went to Esther’s house to confront her after she was said to have spoken ill of her, to her boyfriend.
But the daughter of the deceased, Elizabeth, while giving her own account in court said Simiat and her mother went out together around 7:30pm, the previous day (February 9, 2018).
According to her, the mother did not return home afterwards and later, she heard the bad news.
Tajudeen said the offence committed by the accused was contrary to and punishable under Section 316 of Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume II Laws of Osun State , 2002; hence the plea of the accused was not taken.
Delivering his ruling, Magistrate Tunde Badmus said the court does not have jurisdiction to continue with the case and ordered the remand of the accused in prison custody pending her arraignment at the High Court.
He then adjourned the case till May 8 for mention.