Following the Nigerian Police detective department arrest of the son of a housemaid in Akure Ondo State Capital, over the killing of a 62-year-old grandmother, who is a retired head teacher, in Arigidi Akoko, Mr. Mubarak Akadiru has narrated how he conspired to deliberately kill her mother’s benefactor.
Mubarak Akadiru who was aged 18, killed Mrs. Sidikat Adamolekun and narrated to an Akure Magistrate Court that he hit the head of the deceased with a wooden stool repeatedly when she caught him. He revealed this in court, in his attempt to steal her mobile phone in her room.
According to the PUNCH report, It was reported that the suspect’s (Akadiru) mother was a housemaid to the deceased.
Narrating the sad event, Akadiru stated; “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’d 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.”
Akadiri was arraigned before the Court by the police and charged with a single count of murder.
Police prosecutor, Simon Wada, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on November 14, 2023, at about 11:30 am at Simiileolowa Quarters, Arigidi Akoko.
Wada said that the defendant allegedly killed the victim by hitting her with a wooden stool on her head while he dispossessed her of her Android Samsung phone valued at N66,000.
The charge reads in part, “That you, Akadiri Mubarak ‘m’ on November 14, 2023 at about 11:30 am at Simileoluwa Quarters, Arigidi Akoko in the Ondo State Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill Madam Sidikat Adamolekun, a retired headmistress, by hitting her with a wooden stool on her head while dispossessing her of her Android Samsung phone valued at N66,000.00.”
The offense, according to the prosecution, contravenes Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The plea of the defendant, who had no legal representation, was not taken.
The police prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant at the Olokuta Correctional Centre pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Magistrate Damilola Sekoni, thereafter, granted the remand application and ordered that the accused be remanded at the Olokuta Correctional Centre, pending the outcome of the DPP’s advice.
Sekoni then adjourned the case till March 15, 2024, for mention.