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Labourer Claims Self-Defense After Killing Man With Machete.



Labourer Claims Self-Defense After Killing Man With Machete.

A 27-year-old labourer, Paul Agbor, accused of killing one John Udor, 25, with a machete in Ondo state, stated that he committed the act in self-defence.

w been remanded at the Olokuta Correctional Centre by an Akure Magistrates’ Court.

The police charged Agbor, who lives in Oke-Igbo, with murder.

The prosecutor, Inspector Mary Adebayo, told the court that  Agbor committed the offence on July 1, 2023, at about 8.30 pm, at Kokoku Camp via Oke-Igbo.


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Labourer Claims Self-Defense After Killing Man With Machete.

According to her, the defendant maccepted the victim, Udor, on his head, and right hand, which eventually resulted in his death.

The offence contravened Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 37, Vol. 2 Laws of Ondo State, 2016.

The plea of the defendant was not taken.

The prosecutor prayed the court to remand the defendant to the correctional centre pending the issuance of advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The defendant confessed in the open court that he attacked the victim in self-defense.

He admitted that he did it to defend himself when the deceased and his group attacked him on his farm.

Magistrate  Folashade Aduroja, after ordering the remand, directed that the case file be forwarded to DPP for advice and adjourned till September 1 for mention.

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