A 28-year-old Police Corporal, Museliu Aremu, who allegedly shot dead a mother of four, was on Friday remanded in prison custody by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
Chief Magistrate, Mrs Folasade Botoku, ordered that the accused, facing a two-count charge of murder and causing grievous harm, be remanded at the Ikoyi Prisons pending the release of legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP’s).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plea of the accused, a corporal attached to the Isheri Oshun Police Station, was not taken. G.O. Osuyi, counsel from the State Criminal Investigative Department, Panti, had earlier told the court that the offences were committed on September 16, at about 8.00 p.m. at Isheri Oshun, Ijegun, a Lagos surburb.
He alleged that the accused, a police corporal, shot dead one Comfort Godwin Sunday and caused grievous harm to one Godwin Sunday, the deceased husband.
NAN reports that the accused opened fire at the tricycle “Keke Marwa” in which the couple was riding on their way home, killing the mother of four instantly and causing serious injury to the husband.
Osuyi noted that the offences contravened Sections 221 and 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
NAN reports that Section 221 prescribes a death sentence for convicts.
The case has been adjourned to October 19 pending legal advice from the DPP.