A 15-year-old boy who allegedly beat a girl to death for refusing his love advances has been placed on remand by an Abeokuta Magistrate Court pending legal advice by the Ogun State Department of Public Prosecution.
According to reports, the teenager was charged by the police with first-degree murder on Tuesday.
The magistrate, Dehinde Dipeolu, who rejected the plea of the minor, ordered that he be remanded for 30 days in the boaster home correctional centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Dipeolu adjourned the case until July 16 for a mention.
The prosecution counsel, Olu-Balogun Lawrence, told the court that the 15-year-old boy committed the offence on February 24 at about 1:30 p.m. at Nawar ud-Deen Grammar School area in Abeokuta.
Lawrence disclosed that the boy and the deceased were students of Reverend Kuti Memorial Grammar School and Nawar ud-Deen Grammar School.
He disclosed that the minor accosted the victim on her way home from school and asked her to be his girlfriend, but she refused.
“As a result of the beating, the victim was taken to the General Hospital at Ijaye for treatment and was later transferred to the Federal Medical Centre Abeokuta, where she died,” he said.
Speculations suggest that the deceased might either be a sickle cell patient that fell into crises during the controversy, or she might be probably very sick before the incident.
Medically speaking it’s almost impossible for a fellow minor to assault a fellow minor with his bare hands to the point of death if no lethal weapon was used.
Most definitely, the minor did not use any lethal weapon, which invariably, means the victim might not be in a very healthy and medically stable condition before the assault.
Lawrence said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 316 and, 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Law of Ogun, 2006