Murder: Court orders remand of policeman in prison



AN Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded in prison  a 30-year-old police officer, Famodimu Ayo, over alleged murder and attempted murder.

The Prosecutor, Insp Johnson Okunade, told the court that the accused  committed the offences  on  Tuesday  in Oye-Ekiti  while on patrol duty.

Okunade said the gun of the accused  had fallen down, with a  bullet hitting  and killing  the driver of a car he had stopped.

He further told the court that the bullet also hit a second victim in the car,  Azeez Isaac, who sustained injuries.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 319 and 324 of the Criminal Code, Laws of  Ekiti State,  2012.

The plea of the accused was not taken.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the accused in prison pending receipt of legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

The defence counsel, Mr Sunday Ochai, on his part pleaded with the court to grant his client  bail.

The‎ Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, however, remanded the accused in prison and adjourned the case till Dec. 28 for mention. – NAN



– Dec 14, 2017 @ 16:53 GMT


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