A 32-year-old man has been remanded in prison for attempting to murder his mother.
A 32-year-old man, Kayode Oke, has been remanded in prison by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates' Court sitting in Ekiti State, for allegedly attempting to murder his own blood mother, accusing her of being the witch behind his misfortunes.
The prosecutor in the case, Sergeant Bamikole Olasunkanmi, narrated to the court that the accused attempted to hack down his aged mother with a machete in Igede-Ekiti on June 29, 2015.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 320 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
Chief Magistrate Idowu Ayenimo, who did not take the plea of the accused, ordered him remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till August 7.