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Update on Yahoo Boy Who Tried to Kill His Mum for Money Ritual

A 29-year-old man, Taiwo Akinola, was yesterday remanded in prison by an Ebute Metta Chief Magistrate’s Court, in Lagos. 

Akinola was arrested after he allegedly attempted to kill his mother by smashing her head with a wooden stool, reportedly for money ritual.

Akinola, who pleaded not guilty, was arraigned on a one-count charge of attempted murder.

The police prosecutor, Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that the accused committed the offence on August 19 at 8a.m. at No. 2 Raji Ajanaku Street, Ayobo, a suburb of Lagos metropolis.

Omisakin said that Akinola, in an attempt to murder his 68-year-old mother, Iyabo Fawole, smashed an automatic voltage stabiliser and a wooden stool on her head.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 230(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

It was gathered that around 8.30am on Sunday, the Akinola battered his mother after he called her to meet him inside the house for a discussion. He later confessed he wanted to use her for rituals.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Komolafe, ordered that the accused be remanded at Ikoyi Prison pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The matter was thereafter adjourned till October 8 for mention.