A 30-year-old farmer, Waheed Suleiman, was yesterday remanded in prison by an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court in Kwara State, over alleged murder.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Suleiman, with two others now at large, allegedly hacked to death one Ismaila Hassan with cutlass. According to the prosecutor, Corporal Salahudeen Ahmed, the accused and his partners in crime committed the offence on October 20.
"Having hacked their victim to death, they later tied him to his Bajaj motorcycle before throwing him into the Asa River,” he said.
Ahmed said that the accused carried out the act because he caught the deceased having sexual intercourse with his wife some time in April. He added that when Suleiman threatened to have his wife and the deceased killed, they both ran away from Suta Village in the Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State.
"However, the accused accepted the plea of the elders of the village to allow his wife and the deceased to return to the village.
"Police investigation, however, revealed that the accused and his accomplices attacked the deceased with cutlasses, which led to his untimely death,” he said.
Ahmed said the accused was appearing before the court on a one-count charge of culpable homicide, contrary to Section 221 of the Penal Code. He prayed the court not to grant him bail, saying that investigations were still ongoing.
The magistrate, Funke Olokoyo, ordered the remand of the accused at the Okekura Prisons, Ilorin and adjourned the case till December 12 for further mention.