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A Magistrate court in Lagos State on Monday ordered that one 18-year-old, Funmilayo Asogba and a 22-year-old man, Kehinde Adeogu, be remanded in police custody over the alleged murder of a 70-year-old man.

The prosecutor, Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendants conspired and murdered one Oyenuga Rabiu on Nov 5, at No. 7, Justice Eniola Crescent, Ikorodu, Lagos.

Olaluwoye said the defendants conspired with two of the deceased’s domestic servants still at large to steal his valuables and strangle him to death.

According to her, the culprits stole money and jewelry from the deceased.

The prosecutor said that the defendants assisted the domestic servants to escape from the crime scene.

She said the offence contravened Sections 223 and 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Delivering Judgement, Chief Magistrate Linda Balogun ordered that they be kept at the Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, pending advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

She adjourned the case until Jan. 12, 2021, for mention.

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