An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded in prison a 30-year-old police officer, Famodimu Ayo, over alleged murder and attempted murder.
The prosecutor, Insp Johnson Okunade, told the court that the accused committed the offences while on patrol duty in Oye-Ekiti on Tuesday.
Okunade said the accused gun fell down, while a bullet hit and killed the driver of a car he had stopped.
He said the bullet also hit a second victim in the car, Azeez Isaac, who was seriously wounded.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 319 and 324 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012 and punishable under same.
The accused plea was not taken by the court.
The prosecutor urged the court to remand the accused in prison pending receipt of legal advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The defence counsel, Mr. Sunday Ochai, on his part pleaded with the court to grant his client bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Adesoji Adegboye, however, remanded the accused in prison and adjourned the case till December 28 for mention.