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Ondo apprentice kills boss, dumps corpse in well

A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, on Wednesday remanded a 20-year-old man, Josiah Godwin, at the Olokuta Correctional Centre, for allegedly killing his boss, Savior Joseph, in Imafon Community, in the Akure South Local Government Area of the state.

Godwin, who was said to be an apprentice of the deceased, after allegedly killing his master, dumped his corpse in a well in the community.

 It was learnt that policemen who were alerted to the incident, arrested Godwin and arraigned him before the court on two-count of conspiracy and murder.

During the arraignment, the prosecutor, Inspector Folasade Adeyemi, told the court that the defendant’s offences contravened Sections 269 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State, Nigeria, 2006.

The prosecutor also prayed the court to remand the defendant at the Olokuta Correctional Centre pending the issuance of legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The counsel to the defendant, Friday Adeoye, did not object to the remand application issued by the prosecutor.

 In her ruling, the magistrate, Idowu Mayowa, granted the application and adjourned the case till March 17, 2023.