An Osogbo, Osun State Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a 24-year-old herbalist, Francis Eze, at the Ilesa Prison for alleged manslaughter.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Elisha Olusegun, said the accused on February 9 allegedly sold poison to one Alao Hammed, referring to it as herbal medicine.
Olusegun said Hammed, who resides at Ifesowapo quarters in Ile-Ife, Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State, started to convulse after drinking the concoction and later died.
He said the offence committed by the accused contravened section 325 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol.11 Laws of Osun, 2003.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Olusola Aluko, ordered the accused to be remanded at the Ilesa Prison.
Aluko asked his counsel, Taiwo Awokunle, to file a formal bail application.
He adjourned the case to March 31 for mention.