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47-year-old pastor remanded for allegedly stabbing colleague to death

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An Osogbo Magistrates' court on Thursday remanded a 47-year-old clergyman, Adepoju Julius, in the Ilesa prison for allegedly stabbing a fellow pastor to death.

Magistrate Olusola Aluko who gave the order, said the accused should be remanded at the Ilesa prison because of the magnitude of the offence.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Oladoye Joshua, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on Jan. 15, at about 8.20 p.m, at the premises of the Apostolic Christ Mission along Oke-Ola, in Gbangan.

Joshua said the accused used a jack knife to stab his colleague to death following a fight.

'The accused was a pastor with The Apostolic Christ Mission at Oke-Ola, in Gbangan.

'He used a knife to stab one Pastor Julius Oguntoye when they fought over issues they had been dragging for long in the church.

'This led to the untimely death of the deceased pastor,'' Joshua said.

Joshua said that the accused was facing a one-count charge, adding that the offence contravened Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.

Counsel to the accused, Mrs Nnena Ugwu, prayed the court to grant bail to her client in most liberal terms.

The magistrate, however, overruled the bail application, and ordered that the accused be remanded at the Ilesa prison.

The case was adjourned to March 7 for mention. (NAN)