Ibadan, March 12, 2019 An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Ibadan, ordered that a 73-year-old, Ahmed Akanji, accused of allegedly causing the death of his tenant, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Chief Magistrate O.O . Lakanmi, remanded Akanji at Agodi Prison and ordered that the case file be sent to the DPP for advice.
The police charged Akanji of Odo-Owo Aba Church, Sepeteri, Oje-Owode area of Oke Ogun with murder.
His plea was, however, not taken.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Sikiru Opaleye told the court that the defendant on Feb. 7, at about 8 p.m. at Odo – Owo allegedly caused the death of one Akpayi by drowning him.
Opaleye said the that deceased was the defendant’s tenant before the incident happened.
The prosecutor said that the corpse of Akpayi was also dragged out of the river and dumped in the forest.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 316 of the Criminal Law of Oyo State 2000.
The case was adjourned until March 23, for mention.