A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has ordered remand of one Oluwaseun Ojo in prison over allegations that he killed a friend, Shola Omotayo, while the duo engaged in a heated argument over the taste of noodles.
The judge, Magistrate Sunday Adedapo, ordered that the accused be remanded in the Olokuta prisons facility pending the arrival of officials of Ondo State Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
Ojo, 25, whose address was listed as No. 10, Familusi Gaga Street, Oke-Aro, Akure, was arraigned on a one-count charge of premeditated murder.
In his testimony before the court, police prosecutor, Pelumi Adejuwon, said the suspect stabbed his friend with broken bottles on the chest and back when the two were slugging it out over the taste of noodles cooked by the victim.
The prosecutor said the action of Ojo led to the death of the deceased who was living with the suspect in the same room.
Adejuwon told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 30 at about 8:00 p.m, at their residence, adding that Ojo’s action contravened Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
Ojo’s plea was however not taken as the magistrate noted that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case.
The case was adjourned till Nov. 26.