Court Remands Four Boys Who Beheaded 20-Yr-Old Girl, Sofiat In Ogun


Four boys who allegedly beheaded 20 year old, Sofiat Okeowo, last Saturday, have been remanded on the order of an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

The boys, Mustakeem Balogun (20); Soliu Majekodunmi (18); Abdulgafar Lukman (19) and Waris Oladehinde (19) were charged by the Police on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Lawrence Balogun, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Jan. 28 at about 11:0pm at the Kugba area in Abeokuta.

Balogun alleged that the defendants conspired among themselves and murdered Sofiat Okeowo who is a girlfriend to one of the defendants, Soliudeen.

He said the defendants killed her by cutting off her head with a cutlass.

According to the prosecutor, the defendants murdered Sofiat with the plan to use her for money ritual.

The prosecutor said that the offence committed contravenes sections 324, 316 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.

The Magistrate, I.O Abudu, who did not take the plea of the defendants ordered that they should be remanded at Oba Correctional Service, pending the legal advice from the Director of Ogun State Public Prosecution

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