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Man allegedly kills mother over food in Ibadan



The Oyo state police command has arraigned a 25-year-old man, Solomon Ochadi before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital for allegedly killing his mother over food.

Narrating the incident, the prosecutor, Inspector Olagunju Opeyemi told the court that Solomon was arrested in August around Jerusalem area, Ojoo, Ibadan after he unlawfully caused the death of, a 50-year-old, Elizabeth Ochadi (his mother) by pushing her against the wall.

Olagunju explained that Solomon had requested food from the deceased after returning from farm.

He got angry and pushed the deceased against the wall when she said there was no food at home.

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He added that Solomon went ahead to dig a grave behind their Ibadan residence and buried the woman before his younger ones intimated the Police and he was arrested.

He said that the offence is contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 319 of the criminal code, cap 38, vol II, Laws of Oyo state of Nigeria, 2000.

The Magistrate, Olaide Hamzat did not take the plea of the suspect stating that the court lacks jurisdiction over the case.

He ordered that the case file and evidence be forwarded to Oyo state Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advise.

The case was adjourned to November 23, 2021, for mention.

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