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Court remands cleric, two others for allegedly killing LASU undergraduate for money ritual

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
04 March 2022   |   3:23 am
Osun State High Court in Ikire has remanded in prison the prophet of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Solution Chapel, Ikoyi-Ile area of the state, Philip Segun, and two others over the gruesome murder of a 400-level-student...

Osun State High Court in Ikire has remanded in prison the prophet of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Solution Chapel, Ikoyi-Ile area of the state, Philip Segun, and two others over the gruesome murder of a 400-level-student of Lagos State University, Favour Seun Oladele.

The 45-year-old cleric was remanded alongside two other accused persons; 49-year-old woman, Bola Adeeko, and her 26-year-old son, Owolabi Adeeko, for allegedly killing the student for money ritual.

They were arraigned on a two-count-charge of conspiracy to commit murder and murder contrary to Sections 324  and 316 (1) of the Criminal Code Law Cap.34, Volume 11, Laws of Osun State, 2002.

Prosecution team from the state Ministry of Justice led by acting Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Adekemi Bello told the court that the accused persons unlawfully killed Favour by hitting her head with a pestle, while sleeping and severed her body parts.

The police officer in-charge of the investigation from Mowe Police Division Headquarters, Ogun State, told the court that his team tracked theInternational Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number of the deceased phone to Ikoyi-Ile, where the police arrested the accused persons.

In her ruling, Justice Christiana Olokede-Obadina remanded the accused persons in the custody of the Nigeria Correctional Centre pending the outcome of the investigation.