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An Ilorin Magistrates’s Court on Wednesday remanded a 27 -year-old native doctor, Bunmi Popoola, in prison for allegedly using charm to have carnal knowledge of a woman which caused her death.

The Magistrate, Mr Ahmed Immam, remanded Popoola of Odo-Owa in Okeero Local Government, at Medium Security Prison, Mondala, after he pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of murder.

He adjourned the case till Oct. 18, for further hearing

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Adewumi Johnson, told the court that the accused used charm to have carnal knowledge with the victim which resulted in her death.

Johnson said that investigation revealed that the deceased fell sick sometime in 2014 and was taken to the accused for traditional medical treatment.

He said the accused after the treatment, invited deceased on phone to his house purportedly for another sacrifice and used charm to have sexual intercourse with her.

The prosecutor told the court that Popoola told the deceased not to mention the act to anyone, warning that she would die if she reveal it.

He said the deceased reported the matter to the Oba of Odo-Owa, Oba Joshua Ademola, and the accused was invited to the palace.

He said Popoola accepted treating the deceased, and inscribing 21 incision marks on her fore head.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 226 of the Penal Code.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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