Nigeria

Court remands driver in prison for attempted murder of Governor Fayose

An Ado Ekiti Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a driver, Ahmed Kolo, 35, in prison over an alleged attempt to murder Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti.

The police arraigned the commercial driver on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the prosecutor, Sgt. Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 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.

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

The magistrate, Dolapo Akosile, ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison until Oct. 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.

She later adjourned the case until Oct.9 for mention.

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