By Kayode Adeoti
A 20-year-old farmer, Abubakar Mohammedu, is currently cooling his
heels in the Oke-Kura Correctional Service Centre for allegedly
causing death of a medicine vendor, one Olalekan Oladapo in Offa
garage area, Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
The defendant (Abubakar), was said to have killed the deceased over
failure to pay the sum of N50 for drug, bought from Oladapo.
He was on Tuesday, arraigned before magistrate Omotayo Shittu for the
offences of culpable homicide contrary to sections 221, of penal code
The police First Information Report stated that one Chanbani John
Gabriel of Owonifari house, Ajasse Ipo, reported the matter at the
police station after receiving the news that the deceased had been
attacked by unknown persons.
The complainant, who went to the scene of the attack with some others
persons, found the deceased in pool of his blood, inside the bush,
with multiple machete cuts.
Oladapo was said to have been pronounced dead by a medical doctor at a
nearby hospital where he was rushed to by the complainant.
Discreet investigation conducted at the Criminal Investigation and
Intelligence Department, however led to the arrest of the defendant.
According to the FIR, Mohammedu, confessed that he met the deceased
hawking drugs on motorcycle and requested for medicine that could cure
After taking the drug, the defendant was said to have been feeling
unusual, the development that made him walk away instead of paying the
N50 for the drug, FIR divulged.
For demanding for his money, the FIR revealed that fight ensued
between them which invariably, resulted into death of the deceased.
Prosecutor Sanni Abdullah, in his submission, urged the court to
remand the defendant on the basis that the offence against him is not
He added that the offence is capital in nature and that the defendant
should not be admitted to bail as a way of preventing him from
committing similar crime.
The magistrate, in his short ruling, ordered the remand of the
defendant while the matter was adjourned to 25th November, 2019.