Court Remands 4 For Alleged Attempted Homicide, Possession Of Firearms

Court Remands 4 For Alleged Attempted Homicide, Possession Of Firearms

An Ilorin Magistrates' Court on Friday remanded four persons for allegedly attempting to kill one Segun Elegbede over a land dispute.

The accused were alleged to have shot Elegbede and attacked his brother, one Oyewole Olalekan, with a machete while arguing over the ownership of the land on Igosun Road, Offa, Offa Local Government Area.

The accused, Jeremiah Oyedeji, Sanya Abioye, Joshua Alabi and Soji Abioye, were charged with criminal conspiracy, causing grievous hurt, attempted culpable homicide and being in possession of firearms.

According to the charge, the victims are receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Offa.

The prosecutor, Insp. David Wodi, told the court that the first accused, Oyedeji, mobilised his men to the land to eliminate Elegbede.

Wodi said that criminal charms, Indian Hemp and locally made pistol with live cartridges, were retrieved from the accused persons.

He objected to their bail on ground that the alleged offences were not ordinarily bailable.

He said that the alleged offences contravened sections 97, 245, 229 of the Penal Code and the Firearms Act of the Federation.

Wodi urged the court to remand the accused pending the completion of investigation.

The Magistrate, Mr Bola Baraje, ordered them to be remanded in Federal Prison Yard, Okekura, Ilorin and adjourned the case to Jan. 9, 2013 for further mention.

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