Ilorin - A 30-year-old farmer, Waheed
Suleiman, was on Friday remanded in prison custody by an Ilorin Magistrates’
Court over alleged murder.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Suleiman, with two others now at large,
purportedly hacked to death one Ismaila Hassan, with cutlass.
According to the prosecutor, Cpl. Salahudeen Ahmed, the accused and his
partners in crime, committed the offence on Oct. 20.
"Having hacked their victim to death, they later tied him to his Bajaj
motorcycle before throwing him into the Asa River,” he said.
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Ahmed said that the accused carried out the evil act because he caught the
deceased having sexual intercourse with his wife, sometime 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
"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
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
The trial judge, Funke Olokoyo, ordered the remand of the accused at the
Okekura Prisons, Ilorin and adjourned the case to Dec. 12, for further mention.