Herbalist Who Allegedly Killed UNIOSUN Student Remanded In Prison

A Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, has
ordered that a 32 years old herbalist, Jelili Raji, who was arraigned
for the alleged killing of a 400 level student of UniOsun, be remanded
in prison.

According to Punch, the herbalist was
arraigned by the police on Friday alongside one Kabiru Tiamiyu aged 27
for allegedly buying a stolen property, (one Samsung DVD player
belonging to the deceased).

The herbalist was arraigned on
two-count of conspiracy and murder while Tiamiyu was charged for
unlawfully receiving a property belonging to the deceased.

Police
prosecutor, Mr Mereti Wilson, told the court that the accused person
(Jelili) and others now at large conspired to commit murder and robbery
which according to him are offences punishable under the law.

The
prosecutor said, “Jelili and others now at large on the 23rd December
2016 at Egbeda, Iragbiji did conspire among themselves to commit felony
to wit murder and robbery.

Jelili did kill one Rofiat Damilola Adebisi a student of Osun State University.

“However,
Tiamiyu Kabiru did unlawfully receive one Samsung DVD player value yet
unknown which is the property of one Rofiat now deceased from one Elijah
Oyebode knowing same to have been stolen.

“The offence committed
by Jelili Raji contravened section 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code
Cap 34 Vol.II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002 while offence of
Tiamiyu Kabiru contravened section 427 of the criminal Code Cap 34
Vol.II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.”

The magistrate, Mrs
Habibat Basiru, did not take the plea of the herbalists while the plea
of Tiamiyu, who allegedly received a stolen good was taken as he pleaded
not guilty to the charge.
Counsel for the second accused person (Tiamiyu), Mr Ngwoke K.E made an oral bail application for his client.

The
magistrate in her ruling granted the bail of the second accused person
in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum and she ordered that
the herbalist be remanded in Ilesa Prison.

She adjourned the case to March 13th for mention.

The
driver, who allegedly sold the deceased to the herbalist, Elijah
Oyebode, was last week arraigned by the police before a Chief Magistrate
Court presided of by Mr Olusola Aluko.

Oyebode was arraigned, together with one Yusuf Ajibade, who allegedly bought the iPhone belonging to the deceased and valued at about N100,000.00.

He also ordered that the accused persons be remanded in Ilesa prison before adjourning the case to March 31.

It
will be recalled that the deceased had boarded Oyebode’s vehicle from
Ipetu Ijesa (where the College of Education of UNIOSUN is) to Osogbo
where her family resides but she was allegedly taken to Ikirun where she
was sold to a herbalist and was eventually killed.