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A 34-year old man, Fabian Enogieru, has been remanded in prison custody by an Evboriaria Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing one Pallen Enogieru.

Fabian was alleged to have killed his victim by hitting him with a piece of wood on the head.

Police Prosecutor, ASP Aigbedion Obarkpolor, told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 8, 2015, at No. 1, Amayo Street off Upper Sakponba in Benin.

The Plea of the accused was not taken on the one count of murder filed against him.

Presiding Magistrate, Mrs N.P Edogun, said the Court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the case.

Edogun ordered the case file sent to the Department of Public Prosecution for legal, and adjourned the case to December 22 for mentioning.

The offence is punishable Under Section 319 (1) of the criminal Code Cap 48 Vol. 11 Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 now applicable in Edo.

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