The Police in Ekiti State have dismissed a corporal, Ayodele Famodimu, who allegedly shot a commercial driver, Olabode Ojo, dead at a checkpoint in Oye-Ekiti Tuesday evening.
The killer cop also appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate Court and was remanded in prison custody.
Famodimu was dismissed after undergoing an orderly room trial.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Alberto Adeyemi who confirmed Famodimu’s dismissal said policemen were not trained to kill civilian but to defend lives and property.
Adeyemi said: “He (Famodimu) has already been dismissed and as I am talking to you now, he is an ex-policeman. The case is now in court and we have handed everything over to court to decide his fate.
“We did not train him to go and kill law-abiding citizens, we trained him to safeguard lives and property. Any of his ilk that goes against the law will face the music.”
Famodimu was arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court where he was slammed with the charge of murder.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, brought a remand application to the court.
He said there was cause to order the remand of the accused in custody for a reasonable length of time.
Okunade said the accused was suspected to have committed the offence of the murder of a driver, Olabode Ojo and attempted murder of Azeez Ayodimeji.
The offence, according to him, was punishable under Sections 319 and 324 of Criminal Code Cap C16 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
Defence counsel, Mr. Sunday Ochayi, did not oppose the remand application.
Ochayi asked for adjournment to enable him study the case file.
Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye, ordered the remand of the accused person in prison custody.
Adegboye adjourned the case to 28th December for mention.
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