An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a Police Officer, Tizhe Goji, 38, in a Correctional Centre over alleged murder.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the defendant allegedly committed the offence on November 21 at Queen’s Court in Ado-Ekiti.
Leranmo alleged that the defendant, being a police officer carrying a rifle and serving in Ekiti, on the said date, unlawfully murdered one Abayomi Olaoye, 32, by shooting him with a gun at a drinking joint.
According to him, the offence is punishable under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
The prosecutor claimed that he had submitted a duplicate of the case file to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
The accused however, did not take plea as his counsel, Ola Abiola, sought for a short adjournment pending the outcome of the advice from the DPP.
Chief Magistrate Abdulhamid Lawal consequently ordered that the defendant be remanded in a Correctional Centre pending the legal advice from the DPP.
Lawal adjourned the case to December 17 for further hearing.