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Court remands teenager for cutting off man’s hand

By Solomon Runsewe

The Ondo State Police Command has dragged a 19-year-old cattle rearer, Yakubu Sheu, before an Akure Magistrate Court for allegedly cutting off the hand of one Oche Innocent and possession of Indian Hemp.
Sheu, who is facing a-three-count charge was said to have committed the offence on October 10, 2020, at about 11:50pm at Kinyo Area of Ayede-Ogbese, in the Osi Magisterial district.
The Police Prosecutor, Olusola Omolade, informed the court that Sheu conduct himself in a manner to cause breach of Public Peace and unlawfully having in his possession quantity of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp.
He also said the boy assaulted one Oche Innocent by cutting off his left hand with a knife, while he also assaulted one Mohammad Aloma on his face, thereby causing injury.
The accused person who is facing a three-count charge pleaded not guilty when the charge sheet was read and interpreted to him in Hausa language.
The offences were punishable under sections 245(d),355 and section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol 1 Laws of the Ondo State Nigeria, 2006.
Omolade urged the court to remand the accused person pending advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution in the state Ministry of Justice.
Counsel to the accused person, Barrister A V Ajayi, pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy and grant his client bail.
The Magistrate, Mrs B O Ojo, ordered that the suspect be remanded in the Police custody and adjourned till October 23, 2020.

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