Thursday, 28 September 2017

Court remands driver who ‘attempted to kill Fayose’


An Ado Ekiti magistrates’ court has ordered the remand of a driver, Ahamed Kolo, over an alleged attempt to murder Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.

The police arraigned the commercial driver on Wednesday.Monica Ikebuilo, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 24 at Ijigbo Street in Ado-Ekiti.


Monica Ikebuilo, the prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 24 at Ijigbo Street in Ado-Ekiti.

She alleged that the accused, on the said date, unlawfully attempted to murder Fayose by hitting him with his car.

According to her, the offence contravened section 320 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti state, 2008.

The court did not take the plea of the defendant as his counsel Felicia Nwandichi, applied for a short adjournment.

The magistrate, Dolapo Akosile, ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison until October 9.
The magistrate also directed the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and send it to the office of the director of public prosecutions (DPPs) for legal advice.

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