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A 25- year old internet fraudster popularly called ‘yahoo yahoo’ Samuel Aina has been arrainged before an Ogun State Magistrate court sitting in Isabo Abeokuta for allegedly killing a 21-year old man, Quadri Sodunke and dumping his body inside a dam.
The defendant was arrainged on a two count charge of conspiracy and unlawful killing.
The Prosecuting Counsel Mr Bale Nimnan told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 4th at about 5pm at Arankaga dam in Ogun state.
He alleged that the deceased was lured to a birthday party organized by the defendant from where he was allegedly seized, tied and taken to a river where he was said to be killed dumped.
The prosecuting counsel also said that the deceased was allegedly pushed into the Arakanga dam which eventually led to his death.
According to him the defendant was also believed to be a suspected internet fraudster otherwise known as yahoo boy.
Nimnan further noted that the deceased body was later recovered from the river by the police.
Nimnan however brought a motion ex-parte urging the court to remand the defendant in prison custody pending the decision of the court.
He said, the offence committed is contrary to and punishable under section 319(1) and 342 of the Criminal Code laws of Ogun State 2006.
The Magistrate O.A Onagoruwa refused the application to remand the defendant in prison custody pending legal advise from the director of Public Prosecution.
Onagoruwa stated that the application to remand the defendant was just a mere witness allegation and that no critical investigation was conducted.
“After examing the motion exparte to remand the defendant in prison custody, I do not agree that the deceased has been used for ritual purpose by the defendant.
“The defendant is handed over back to the Police for thorough investigation on the case” he said