Okada rider docked for attempted murder

Okada rider docked for attempted murder

By Bamidele Kolawole
For allegedly hitting an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) on his  stomach, an Okada rider, Gado Umar has been remanded in Olokuta prison custody by an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Oke-Eda.

The 25-year-old culprit, who was brought before Mrs Victoria Bob Manuel, by the police is facing a one-count charge of attempted murder.

He was said to have committed the offence on April 19, 2019 at about 5:00pm, along Oba Akoko/Akungba road in the Ondo State Magisterial District .

According to the prosecution, the defendant intentionally used his right leg while riding a boxer motorcycle to hit one ASP Ganiyu Yakubu, on his stomach, while on duty, causing damage to his intestine that led to internal injury and threat to his life.

The offence committed contravened section 320(2) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Volume 1. Laws of the Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

The plea of the defendant was not taken when the charge was read to him.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Suleiman Abdullateef, urged the court to remand the defendant in prison custody pending the outcome of advice from the  Director of Public Prosecution.

In her ruling the presiding magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob Manuel held that it is the case of attempted murder which the court lack jurisdiction to try.

She, therefore, ordered the remand of the defendant in Olokuta prison custody pending the legal advice fromthe  DPP’s office.

The case was adjourned to August 26, 2019 for review.

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