An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ogba, Lagos State, has ordered that a 39-year-old man, Chukwuebuka Ekwueme, be remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly attempting to kill a police inspector, Oche Joseph.
According to The Punch, Ekwueme was accused of causing grievous bodily harm on the officer by using a machete to hit him on his head and right hand in the Oshodi area of the State.
Police arraigned the defendant on Thursday, one one charge of attempted murder.
The prosecutor, Insp Felicia Okwu, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on 17th of April, 2023.
Okwu said the offence committed is punishable under Section 230(a) (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
According to the charge sheet; “That you, Chukwuebuka Ekwueme, on April 17, 2023, around 10.05am at Makinde Police Station, Mafokuku, Oshodi in the Ikeja Magisterial District did attempt to murder one Inspector Oche Joseph by using a machete to inflict fatal injuries on the back of his head and right hand, causing him grievous bodily harm and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 230(a) (b) Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”
Magistrate Ojeh ordered the prosecutor to send the duplicate of the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
In other news, three men have been arrested and charged to court for allegedly abducting a police Inspector Shola Akindeko, while in the course carrying out his duties.
The suspects, Olayinka Idowu, 39; Caleb Saviour, 45; and Andrew Ogoh, 36 were arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting at Ogba area of Lagos State on Thursday.
They were said to have allegedly abducted the officer at night and took him to an unknown destination where he was assaulted.
The prosecutor, Inspector Josephine Ikhayyera told the court that one of the suspects, Idowu, destroyed Akindeko’s iPhone XR, valued at N185,000.
Idowu, Saviour and Ogoh were charged with three-counts bordering on committing a felony, assault occasioning harm and cause of breach of public peace.
According to the police, the offence is punishable under Sections 411, 168(D) and 350 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.