WHY 20-Year-Old Man Machete A Police Constable
Segun Ogunleye, a 20-year-old man was arraigned on Friday before an Abeokuta magistrate court, Isabo, for attempted murder of a police Constable, Bolorunduro Mayegun.
The accused, who resides at Araromi area of the state, was alleged to have attacked a police Constable with a cutlass.
George Ikhuoria, the investigating police officer told the court that Ogunleye, hacked the police constable on his forehead and hand to escape arrest.
Ikhuoria, explained that the injured police officer was on an assignment to arrest the suspect for assaulting his wife.
‘The wife and the officer went to the man’s house to make the arrest but the accused refused to follow them. On their way back to the station, the accused followed them and suddenly attacked the officer with a cutlass on his forehead and hand’ he said.
Banji Sangotokun, the police prosecutor told the court that the suspect was charged with one count of attempted murder, which is punishable under Section 320 (1) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State, Nigeria, 2006.
The presiding judge, Anthony Araba, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody for bail consideration.
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