An Osogbo Magistrate Court last Thursday ordered a 47-year-old Pastor, Julius Adepoju to be remanded in Ilesa prison custody over murder.

Adepoju was said to have murdered his colleague, another Pastor with the Apostolic Church, Covenant Ground, Gbongan, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State.

It was gathered that Adepoju stabbed Julius Oguntoye (pictured above) inside his church and died few minutes later.

The act was said to have been committed on January 15, 2014 while the victim was praying in the church.

It was gathered that Adepoju machete Oguntoye after a hot argument ensued between them in the church premises.

The Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Oladoye Joshua, told the court that the accused person used knife to stab Oguntoye after an argument had ensued between them.

He explained that the two Pastors had involved in physical combat over an issue before the accused person eventually stabbed him to death.

The prosecution maintained that the accused person was responsible for the untimely death of Pastor Oguntoye, stressing that the offence committed by the accused person was against the law of the land.

He said that the accused person committed the 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 person who was 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 person to be remanded in Ilesa prison custody.

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




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