An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a commercial motorcyclist, Umar Kareya, in prison for allegedly killing his passenger over N200 transport fare.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Jumoke Bello, who did not take the plea of the defendant due to lack of jurisdiction, ordered that he be remanded in Oke-Kura prison yard, Ilorin.
She adjourned the case until April 17 for further mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Roda Kayode, had informed the court that the accused picked up his victim, a yet-to-be-identified man, on March 23, from Labe-Labe to Fumuni market via Bani in Baruteen Local Government Area of Kwara.
Kayode said that on the way, a fight broke out over the transport fare.
In the process, she said, the defendant attacked the man with a cutlass, causing him serious injuries, which led to his untimely death.
The defendant, she said, was apprehended at the scene of the crime following a tip off.
She prayed the court to remand the defendant, pending the completion of investigation.