- A teenager, Mubarak Akadiri, has narrated how he killed a retired head teacher after stealing her phone
- Mubarak said he killed the elderly woman, whom his mother works for as a housemaid with a wooden stool
- He told the court that the deceased saw him when he was stealing her phone and tried to stop him from escaping
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Akure, Ondo state -18-year-old Mubarak Akadiri, has revealed why he killed retired head teacher, Mrs Sidikat Adamolekun, after stealing her phone valued at N66,000 in Ondo state.
The teenager is the son of the 62-year-old victim’s housemaid, The Nation reported.
He told an Akure Magistrate Court that he killed the elderly woman with a wooden stool after she caught him stealing her phone.
“As usual, I went to the house to work and I later came back to steal her Samsung phone.
“Unfortunately, the deceased caught me after I have stolen the phone. So, she held me. In an attempt to escape, I used a wooden stool to hit her head, but the old woman kept shouting for help. Thereafter, I hit her repeatedly on her head until she fell and died.”
Magistrate Damilola Sekoni ordered Mubarak remanded at the Olokuta Correctional Centre pending the outcome of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) advice.
Sekoni adjourned the case to March 15, 2024.
Ondo man to die by hanging for killing neighbour
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure delivered a verdict in the case involving a middle-aged man, Joseph Abayomi, and his neighbour.
The court in its judgment delivered on Monday, November 27, sentenced Mr. Abayomi to death for hacking his neighbour, identified as Thomas Oluwole, to death in Ondo state.
Abayomi was sentenced by the court after he was found guilty of killing Oluwole in 2021 at the Ijoka area of Akure.
Court sentenced pastor, brother to death for killing farmer
Also, Legit.ng reported that a 48-year-old pastor, Uduak Udo Umoren and his 34-year-old brother, Emmanuel Udo Umoren, a motorcyclist popularly called ‘okada’, were sentenced to death by hanging for killing a farmer over a parcel of land.
Justice Winifred Effiong of the Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Essien Udim gave the judgement after finding both brothers guilty of murder and sentenced them to death by hanging.
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