One of the four teenagers accused of killing one Sofiat Kehinde, a girlfriend of one of them for an alleged money ritual, has been released by an Ogun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abeokuta.
Recall that the suspects, identified as Balogun Mustaqeem, 20; Majekodunmi Soliudeen, 18; Abdulgafar Lukman, 19; and Waris Oladeinde, 18, were arrested on January 28, 2022 , while they were burning the head of their victim, Sofiat, Majekodunmi’s girlfriend.
The teenagers were then remanded in Oba Correctional Centre in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state after being arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and murder.
However, on Monday, March 14, Chief Magistrate I. O. Abudu discharged 17-year-old Oladeinde on legal advice received from the state Director of Public Prosecutions.
No charge was recorded against Oladeinde in the legal advice and Abudu based his judgment on the investigation by the police, which proved Oladeinde’s innocence.
Further hearing of the charges against the three other teenagers was adjourned till April 22.