Ondo pastor remanded over church member’s murder
Prophetess Sarah Abuloye, a female pastor, has been remanded in prison over the murder of a member of her church.
Abuloye was arraigned before a magistrate court sitting in Ondo State after it emerged she allegedly killed one Adefunke Aselogbon and dumped her remains in a bush behind her church in Igbara-Oke, Ifedore Local Government Area of the state o January 6, 2022.
The charge sheet read, “That you, Serah Abuloye, did conspire to commit a felony, to wit: murder and thereby committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under Section 324 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
“That you, Serah Abuloye and others at large on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District, did kill and dump one Adefunke Aselogbon, aged 37, in a bush at the back of your church and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.”
The prosecutor prayed the court to remand the 49-year-old in prison custody pending the outcome of advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions. He also hinted that the body of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary.
Counsel for the defendant, Ola Adedire, did not oppose the prosecutor’s application.
In his ruling, the magistrate, Damilola Sekoni, ordered the defendant to be remanded in police custody and adjourned the case till February 18, 2022, for ruling on remand application.
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