A court in Kwara State has ordered the remand of a man in custody following the death of his friend.


A Magistrate Court in Ilorin, Kwara State, has directed the detention of Oloba Maroof Afolayan, who is accused of causing the death of his friend, Mustapha Balogun.

The suspect appeared before Magistrate Monisola Kamson on charges of criminal conspiracy, false impersonation, and culpable homicide, which are in violation of sections 97, 179, and 221 of the Penal Code Law.

According to police reports, Mustapha Halimat, the deceased’s wife, received a call informing her that her husband had collapsed at work and was rushed to the hospital. However, upon arrival at the hospital, she discovered that her husband was already dead.

Police investigations led to the arrest of the defendant, Afolayan, who had allegedly traveled with the deceased to Samora, his hometown, to perform a family ritual. Despite the deceased’s sickness and vomiting, Afolayan purportedly failed to seek medical attention or report the incident to the police.

Instead, the defendant brought the deceased to a private hospital in Ilorin from their hometown, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Prosecutor Abdullah Sanni requested the court to remand the defendant in a correctional facility due to the serious nature of the alleged offense, which is not typically bailable.

Magistrate Monisola Kamson granted the prosecutor’s request and ordered Afolayan’s remand at the Oke Kura Correctional facility. The case was adjourned to March 1, 2024.

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