A 30-year-old man, Abubakar Usman, has been remanded in Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court in Ibadan, on Thursday for allegedly killing three siblings.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Philips Amusan, told the court that the defendant killed the siblings, two minors and an adult, on January 13 at 5.00 p.m., at Oke-Orogun area of Saki, Oyo State.
Amusan disclosed that Usman caused the death of 13-year-old Abdullahi Abdulkadri by inflicting cuts all over his body with a cutlass.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Usman, on the same date, time and place, killed 11-year-old Ismail Abdulkadri with a cutlass
The prosecutor added that the defendant also used a machete to kill 30-year-old Bello Abdulkadri on the same date, time and place.
He added that the murder contravened Section 316 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State, 2000 and is punishable under Section 319 of the law.
The court refused to take his plea as Magistrate Abimbola Amole-Ajimoti said she needed advice from the Oyo State Director of Public Prosecutions.
Magistrate Amole-Ajimoti remanded Usman at the Abolongo Correctional Centre, Oyo, and adjourned the case until March 15, for mention.