From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

An Akure Chief Magistrate Court on Wednesday remanded a 20-year-old apprentice, Josiah Godwin, at the Olokuta Correctional Centre for allegedly murdering his master, Savior Joseph, and dumping his corpse in a well at Imafon Community in Akure South Local Government Area of the state.

Police prosecutor Inspector Folasade Adeyemi told the court that the suspect was charged on two count charge of conspiracy and murder.

According to Adeyemi, the offences contravened Sections 269 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State Nigeria, 2006.

The prosecutor also prayed the court to remand the defendant at the Olokuta Correctional Centre pending the issuance of legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

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However, counsel to the defendant Friday Adeoye did not object the application issued by the prosecutor.

The Presiding Magistrate, Idowu Mayowa granted the application

She thereafter adjourned the case till March 17, 2023 for legal advice.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the suspect allegedly killed his master after the deceased, who specialised in fixing POP asbestos smashed the phone of the apprentice on the floor over unsettled dispute.

While narrating the incident, to Journalists, the elder brother of the deceased, Odey Julius Ogbaji said the the 27 year-old deceased body was found four days later in a well at the site where the deceased and the apprentice went to work at Imafon Community.