Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Man remanded for attempting to kill wife

An Ilorin Senior Magistrate's Court, on Monday, ordered the remand of a herdsman, Lagudi Bello, in prison for allegedly attempting to kill his wife.

The accused person was charged on a two-count charge of setting a house on fire and causing grievous hurt by dangerous means, contrary to Sections 337 and 248 of Penal Code.

According to the police prosecutor, Abdullahi Sani, the accused was arrested at Isowara Fulani camp, Ajase-Ipo in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State by a vigilance group on May 6.

He said that the accused person allegedly wanted to kill his wife, Halimat Lagudi, but was cautioned by his elder brother. He said that Bello then went to his brother’s wife's room and mischievously set it on fire. He said that when the room was set on fire, there was a toddler inside, who was saved by one Hajarat Bello.

The prosecutor said that the accused sustained some burns and also used a machete to cut one Suleiman Yusuf on the abdomen.

The accused person, however, pleaded not guilty to the allegations levelled against him.

The prosecutor objected to granting the accused person bail on the grounds that the offences were not ordinarily bailable. He urged the court to remand the accused person pending the completion of investigation.

The Senior Magistrate, Sakirat Olanipekun, therefore, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison and adjourned the case to May 26 for mention.

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