Attempted Murder Man lands in prison for shooting couple in Ekiti

A man who attempted to murder his tenats by shooting at them has been remanded in prison in Ekiti

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One James Sunday, a 62- year-old man, has been remanded in prison by an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court sitting in Ekiti State for allegedly attempting to kill his neighbours, Nwankwo and Chiwendu Emmanuel, after he shot at them in front of their house.

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It was gathered that Sunday and the couple had been having issues and on May 6, he brought out a dane gun and shot at the couple at their residence along Ago Aduloju area, Ado-Ekiti.

The Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the accused had, on the said date, unlawfully attempted to kill the couple after a quarrel, adding that the offence contravened Section 320 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State. 2012.

She said the duplicated case file had been forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

Sunday's plea was not taken as his counsel, Chris Omokhafe prayed the court for short date of adjournment.

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The Magistrate, Doyin Akosile, however, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody pending the advice from DPP office, and adjourned the case till June 16 for further hearing.

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