Nigeria: Pastor Docked for Killing Fellow Pastor

Leadership, Abuja – For allegedly killing a fellow pastor, an Osogbo chief magistrate court, yesterday, ordered that 47-year-old Julius Adepoju be remanded at the Ilesa prison.

The accused, Pastor Adepoju, was said to have perpetrated the act on January 15, 2014, at about 8:20 p.m., at The Apostolic Church of Nigeria Mission, Gbongan, Ede, Osun State.

Adepoju allegedly stabbed a co-pastor, Oguntoye, to death with a knife, after a heated argument had ensued between them within the church premises.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Oladoye Joshua maintained that the accused person was responsible for the untimely death of Oguntoye, stressing that the offence committed by the accused was against the laws of the land.

According to Oladoye, the accused committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

However, the plea of the accused, represented by Mrs. Nnenna Ngwu, was not taken, due to the nature of the offence he committed.

In his ruling, the presiding magistrate, Adebayo Lasisi, ordered the accused to be remanded in the said prison.

Lasisi subsequently adjourned the case till March 7, 2014, for mention.

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