Landlord ‘pounds’ tenant’s son to death

A 50-year-old landlord, Samuel Omosule, has been remanded by Ota Magistrates’ Court in Nigeria for allegedly killing son of tenant with a pestle.

The landlord, who lives at No 4 Ire-Akari str. in Ota, is facing a murder charge after the incident.

The prosecutor, Insp. Rosemary Samson, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 1 at his Ota residence.

Samson stated that, “the accused hit a 4-year-old boy, his tenant’s son, with pestle, which led to his death.”
She said that the offence contravened Section 316 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

Though the plea of the accused was not taken when the charge was read, Mr G.E. Akan, The Senior Magistrate, said that the accused should be remanded in prison pending the legal advice from State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

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