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How I killed retired head teacher, suspect reveals

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An 18 year old boy identified as Mubarak Akadiri, has recounted how he killed a 62-year-old retired head teacher, Mrs Sidikat Adamolekun, after stealing her phone valued at N66,000.

Mubarak who was the victim’s housemaid, spoke when he was arraigned before an Akure Magistrate Court, is the son of the victim’s housemaid.

The suspect said he repeatedly hit the deceased head with a wooden stool when she caught him stealing her phone.

“Unfortunately, the deceased caught me after I have stolen the phone. So, she held me. In an attempt to escape, I used a wooden stool to hit her head, but the old woman kept shouting for help. Thereafter, I hit her repeatedly on her head until she fell and died.”

He was charged with a single count of murder but his plea was not taken.

The police prosecutor, Simon Wada, urged the court to remand the defendant at the Olokuta Correctional Centre pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Magistrate Damilola Sekoni ordered Mubarak remanded at the Olokuta Correctional Centre pending the outcome of the DPP’s advice.

Sekoni adjourned the case to March 15, 2024, for mentioning.

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