18-year-old remanded for killing Mother

Friday Omosola, Akure

An 18-year-old, Tope Momoh, who allegedly strangled his 52-year-old mother, Stella Momoh to death in Ikakumo Akoko, Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, has been remanded by a Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

The defendant was said to have strangled his mother to death at midnight on September 6, 2022, asserting the deceased called him a bastard.

The prosecutor, Nelson Akintimehin, told the court that the accused confessed to have committed the crime two weeks after his late mother was buried.

Akintimehin said the cause of the woman’s sudden death was unknown until her son confessed to killing her a few days after the burial.

Momoh in his confession told the court that he was forced to inform his relatives that he strangled his mother to death when she woke him at midnight, raining curses on him and calling him a bastard repeatedly.

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The 18-years old who said he had no rest since the burial of his mother, pleaded with the court for mercy.

However, the prosecutor said the offence contravenes Section 319(1)of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol. II Law of Ondo State, 2006.

He urged the court to remand the defendant to a custodial center, pending the outcome of advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The Chief Magistrate Musa Al-Yunnus who doesn’t accept the defendant’s plea ordered his remand at the Olokuta Correctional Centre.

Al-Yunnus adjourned the case till October 20, 2022, for a ruling.

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