Man sets his own brother on fire in Ibadan

Family and friends have been left flustered after an old man set his own brother on fire in an Ibadan community, killing him.

A sexagenarian identified as Adegboyega Abiose, was on Wednesday, remanded in Agodi prison by an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan for allegedly causing the death of his brother, Olayinka, by setting him ablaze.

NAN reports that Chief Magistrate Abdulateef Adebisi, in his ruling, ordered the remand of the accused pending the receipt of legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

The court, which did not take the plea of the accused, adjourned till Dec. 5.

The accused was arraigned on a two- count of causing the death of his brother who was said to be an Ibadan-based legal practitioner.

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Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Sunday Fatola, told the court that the accused, who resides at 3, Eleyele road, off Jericho, Ibadan, committed the offence on Aug. 14 at about at his residence.

Fatola alleged that the accused damaged one Toyota Camry marked FST 468 DD and valued at N2 million belonging to the late Abiose by setting it and the victim ablaze.

He said the offence contravened Section 316 and was punishable under Sections 319 and 451 (1) (b) of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

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