Posted by News Express | 9 September 2016 | 1,929 times
A Magistrate Court sitting in Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State, on Thursday ordered for the remand of a police inspector, Anthony Nwadike, in prison custody for allegedly killing an okada rider in Omifon in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
It was gathered that the deceased, Sunday Joseph and two other persons were allegedly shot by the officer during an argument.
The three persons were said to be riding on a motorcycle when they met the accused officer and other policemen at a checkpoint.
According to a source, an argument ensued between the deceased and the policemen, which led to the shooting of the three people by one of the policemen.
One of the motorcycle riders was said to have died on the spot while the other two victims were still in a critical condition at the hospital.
However, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the offences when the charges were read to him.
In his ruling, Magistrate V. Bob-Mamuel ordered that the accused person be remanded in Olokuta Prison and adjourned the case till October 12, 2016. (Independent)
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