She caught me stealing – Teenage explains why he killed mother’s benefactor


Mubarak Akadiru, the son of a housemaid who was arrested by police detectives for the murder of a 62-year-old grandmother and former head teacher, Mrs Sidikat Adamolekun, in Arigidi Akoko, Ondo State, has told an Akure Magistrate Court why he killed her mother’s benefactor.

The defendant, who was 18 at the time, told the court that he repeatedly beat the deceased’s skull with a wooden stool when she caught him while attempting to steal her phone.

He said, “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.”

Simon Wada, a police prosecutor, told the court that the defendant committed the crime on November 14, 2023, at 11:30 am, at Simiileolowa Quarters in Arigidi Akoko.

Wada said the defendant allegedly killed the deceased by striking her on the head with a wooden stool while stealing her Android Samsung phone worth N66,000.

According to the prosecution, the offence violates Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

Magistrate Damilola Sekoni granted the remand application and ordered that the accused be confined at the Olokuta Correctional Centre until the conclusion of the DPP’s advice.

Sekoni then adjourned the case to March 15, 2024, for further consideration

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