47yr Old Pastor Remanded In Prison For Strangulating A Widow To Death

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.

A 47-year-old Pastor, Joshua Ayobami was on Tuesday remanded in prison for allegedly killing an official of the Nigeria Prisons Service, identified as Racheal Ajayi.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun, the Pastor committed the offence on January 11, 2017 at 1.45 a.m. at Christ Evangelical Ministry Church, Fashina Area, Ile-Ife.

The Prosecutor told the court that the 47 year old Pastor allegedly strangulated the official of the Nigeria Prisons Service said to be a widow which led to her death.

Inspector Olusegun said the offence was contrary to and punishable under sections 316 and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.

The court did not take the plea of the Pastor while
the Magistrate, Mrs Risikat Olayemi, ordered that he be remanded pending the legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

Magistrate Olayemi then adjourned the case to March 9 for mention.

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