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Police arraign man for alleged attempted murder in Ekiti

The Police on Wednesday arraigned a 20-year-old man, Anuoluwapo Busuyi, at the Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged attempted murder.

The defendant is standing trial on a one-count charge of attempted murder.

The prosecutor, Insp. Bankole Olasunkanmi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 29 in Igede-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti State.

He alleged that the defendant attempted to murder one Ikutiminu Daniel.

He told the court that the defendant was filling the pot-hole in the community, while he asked for money from the complainant, an Okada rider, who told him that he had no money.

According to the prosecutor, the argument led to a fight and the defendant allegedly smashed spade on the eyes of the complainant and caused him to sustain a serious injury.

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Olasunkanmi said the offence contravened Section 320 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

He told the court that the duplicate case file has been sent to the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

However, the defendant’s plea was not taken.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Abdulhamid Lawal, ordered that the defendant be kept in the police custody pending issuance of legal advice.

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