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Two remanded over alleged murder of sex worker in Ado-Ekiti

The pleas of the defendants were not taken.

• February 21, 2024
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An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court ordered the remand of Saviour Daniel, 25; and David Isaiah, 25, in a correctional facility on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti over alleged murder.

The defendants, whose addresses were unknown, are being tried for alleged murder and conspiracy.

The prosecutor, Insp. Olubu Apata, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on February 4 in Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendants murdered one Comfort James, suspected to be a commercial sex worker.

Mr Apata said that the defendants went to a brothel and saw the deceased; “in the process, they negotiated and she followed them to their house.

“After then, she demanded her money but they refused to give it to her.

“They strangled her and poured pesticides into her mouth, which led to her death.”

According to him, the offence contravenes Sections 244 and 234 of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State, 2021.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendants in a correctional facility pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The pleas of the defendants were not taken.

The Chief Magistrate, Kehinde Awosika, ordered the remand of the defendants in a correctional facility pending the issuance of legal advice.

She adjourned the case until March 21 for mention. 


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