By Tope Olukayode
A 50-year-old man, Francis Oladoye has been remanded at Olokuta correctional centre by an Akure Chief Magistrate court for allegedly attempting to kill one Pastor kehinde Olorunsola by shooting him with dane gun on his back.
The accused was brought before Chief Magistrate Mrs. Victoria Bob-manuel, on a count charge of attempted murder.
The prosecution said the accused committed the offence on January 28, 2020, at about 4:30pm, at Abekoko community, Ipinsa, Akure, in the Akure magisterial district.
The alleged offence was said to be contrary to and punishable under section 320 (2) of the Criminal Code, Cap37, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
Plea was not taking from the accused person when the charge was read to him.
The prosecutor, Inspector Sulaiman Abdullateef, moved a motion on notice, for the remand of the accused person in correctional service pending the issuance of a legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.
Lawyer representing the accused person, Mr O. Familusi, did not oppose the remand application sought by the prosecutor, he said they shall be waiting for the legal advice from the DPP’s office.
Consequently, Oladoye was ordered to be remanded at Olokuta correctional service pending a legal advice from DPP’s office, since the magistrate court lack jurisdiction to entertain the matter.
Bob-manuel, however, advised the defence counsel to approach high court for bail if they desire.
The case was adjourned till March 17, 2020.