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Why I killed retired head teacher after stealing her phone—Teenager tells court

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A teenager, Mubarak Akadiri, who killed a 62-year-old retired head teacher, Mrs Sidikat Adamolekun, after stealing her phone valued at N66,000, has explained how the incident happened.

Mubarak, 18, who is also the son of the victim’s housemaid, spoke when he was arraigned before a magistrate court in Akure, the capital of Ondo State.

Although his plea was not taken, he was charged with a single count of murder.

According to him, he repeatedly hit the deceased’s head with a wooden stool when she caught him stealing her phone.

He said: “As usual, I went to the house to work and I later came back to steal her Samsung phone. But she caught me after I stole 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 the head until she fell and died.”

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

The Magistrate, Damilola Sekoni, ordered Akadiri remanded at the Olokuta Correctional Centre pending the outcome of the DPP’s advice and adjourned the case until March 15, 2024, for mentioning.

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