ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Nigeria Police has brought charges against 23-year-old Saidi Musa before a Kwara State Magistrates Court in Ilorin for allegedly murdering his father, Chief Musa, the Elemosho of Shareland in Ifelodun Local Government of Kwara State.
Saidi is set to stand trial for culpable homicide, accused of using a machete to fatally attack his father, who held the position of a traditional chief in Share, the headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Council.
According to the Police First Information Report (FIR), Saidi claimed that his father was unjustly causing him distress while sitting in the living room.
Reportedly angered by his father’s words, Saidi allegedly attacked him with a cutlass on the head, inflicting fatal blows. Subsequently, he fled to a mountainous area in Share.
The Police prosecutor, Sergeant Abdullah Sanni, argued that the gravity of the offense, being culpable homicide, makes the matter not ordinarily bailable.
He urged the court to consider an exparte motion attached to the FIR and order the defendant’s remand in the Correctional facility.
In a short ruling, the presiding Chief Magistrate, Alhaji Mohammed Dasuki, acknowledged the severity of the charge, stating, “This Court lacks jurisdiction on this matter which is culpable homicide punishable with death.”
He ordered Saidi’s remand in the Federal Correctional Service facility in Ilorin until the next adjourned date, scheduled for 24 January, 2024, for mention.
“This Court lacks jurisdiction on this matter which is Culpable homicide punishable with death. In view of the exparte motion attached to the charge paper, I hereby order that the defendant be put in the Federal Correctional Service facility in Ilorin till the next adjourned date. The case is adjourned till 24th of January,2024 for mention”, he said.