Court remands trigger-happy cop in Ekiti

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By Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday ordered the remand of a Police inspector, Tizhe Goji, 38, in prison custody for allegedly killing a fun seeker, Abayomi Olaoye along Ado-Ikere area of the state capital.

The fun seeker was allegedly shot dead on November 21, 2020 by the triggered-happy Goji, who was attached to a senior officer.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Caleb Leranmo told the court that the defendant committed the offence on November 21, 2020 in Ado-Ekiti.

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Leranmo alleged that the defendants, being a policeman serving in Ekiti, on the said date unlawfully murdered one Abayomi Olaoye, 32, by shooting him with his gun at a bar parlor.

According to him, the offence was punishable Under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State .2012.

He claimed that he had duplicated his case file to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP, for legal advice.

The defendants plea was not taken as his counsel, Mr. Ola Abiola sought for a short date of adjournment till the outcome of the advice from DPP.

Chief Magistrate Abdulhamid Lawal remanded him in the Correctional center pending the legal advice from the office of DPP.