A Magistrate Court sitting in Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State yesterday [Sept. 8] ordered the remand of a police inspector, Anthony Nwadike, in prison custody, for the alleged killing of a commercial motorcycle rider popularly called okada.
The offence was said to have been committed at Omifon in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. THISDAY gathered that the deceased, Sunday Joseph and two other persons were shot by the alleged cop during an argument that ensued after the policeman cause the fall of the deceased and two others.
The trio who were said to be on the motorcycle, met the accused person and some other policemen at a police check-point. A source told THISDAY that the accused policeman threw a big stick on the road, forcing the deceased on the motorcycle and his passengers to fall.
After falling, the source stated that an argument ensued between the deceased and the policemen which later led to the shooting of the three people by the cop. The deceased was said to have died on the spot while the two other victims were still in critical condition at the hospital.
However, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the offence but his plea was not taken. In his ruling, Magistrate; V. Bob-Mamuel, ordered that the accused person should be remanded in Olokuta Prison and adjourned the case till October 12, 2016.