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Court remands man for allegedly stabbing policeman to death

An FCT High Court on Tuesday ordered that a man, Olaniyi Adegboro be remanded in Kuje Corrections Centre for allegedly stabbing ASP Ayuba Zakari to death.

The police charged Adegboro with murder.

Following the prayer of the prosecution counsel for a date to open his case, Justice Peter Kekemeke adjourned the matter until April 17.

Earlier, the persecution counsel, Adama Musa told the court that Adegboro on Oct.9, 2023, stabbed the deceased in his stomach which resulted to his death.

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The police stated that the offence is contrary to the provisions of Section 220 of the Penal code and punishable under Section 221 of the same code.

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The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In another matter,  Justice Kekemeke also remanded a man, Aliyu Ali Kuje for alleged conspiracy and land documents forgery.

Ali was to be arraigned alongside Danjuma Abubakar and others, who are at large.

They were to be arraigned on a 9-count- charge bordering on conspiracy and forgery.

The police counsel in the matter, Chike Amuka alleged that sometime in 2022, Ali and others conspired, forged all the land documents and sold to Stakanson Nig Ltd.

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This, according to the police, is contrary to the provisions in sections 97 and 364, 394 of the Penal Code.

Ali pleaded not guilty to the allegations against him.

His counsel, E Wamibayi prayed the court to grant the defendant bail considering his age at the discretion of the court.

The counsel told the court that the defendant is above 80 years of age and also had health issues.

Opposing the application, the prosecution counsel told the court that the charge was served on Ali on Oct. 6, 2023.

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He added the defence was aware of the charge and therefore the application must follow the stipulations of the law.

Subsequently, Justice Kekemeke directed the defendant’s counsel to put his application on notice.

He then ordered that the defendant be remanded in the custody of Kuje Correctional Service until the next adjourned date which is March 20. (NAN)

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