24-year-old Labourer Remanded for Allegedly Beheading Farmer in Ondo

  • Clement is said to have committed the crime on September 4, 2023 Chief Magistrate
  • Folasade Aduroja did not accept Clement’s petition due to lack of jurisdiction

An Akure Chief Magistrate Court has remanded Sunday Clement, a 24-year-old laborer at Olokuta Correctional Centre, for allegedly killing a 30-year-old farmer, Taye Alatoye.

Clement is said to have committed the crime on September 4, 2023, at around 2:30 pm at Baba Odun Camp, Ofosu in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state.

Clement, who confessed to being under the influence of hard drugs, allegedly attacked Alatoye while they were on their way to the farm.

Following the murder, police arrested Clement, who was charged with one count of murder.

The police prosecutor, Mary Adebayo, told the court that the defendant’s actions are contrary to section 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code, Chapter 37 Vol. Ondo State Law II, 2006.

During the remand application, Adebayo implored the court to detain the defendant at the Olokuta Correctional Centre pending the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP.

The accused, expressing remorse, informed the court that on the day of the incident, he had consumed a substance called crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice”, before heading to the farm.

Chief Justice Folasade Adoroga did not accept Clement’s motion of lack of jurisdiction.

Aduroja granted the prosecutor’s request, ordered the defendant to be remanded in custody at the remand prison and also ordered that the file be copied and forwarded to the DPP for consultation.

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