Akinwunmi Ismaeel, a member of the Community Social Orientation and Safety Corps in Ogun State, otherwise known as ”So Safe Corp”, has been remanded in a custodial centre for allegedly shooting his colleague to death. The police docked Ismaeel with murder charge on Friday before a Magistrate Court in Ake, Ogun. Magistrate I.M. Orekoya, who did not take the plea of Ismaeel, ordered the police to return the case file to the Ogun Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice. Orekoya adjourned the case until May 4 for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Agboh Boniface, told the court that Ismaeel committed the offence on February 17 at about 4 p.m. in Akomoje area in Abeokuta. Boniface said that Ismaeel shot Adesope Francis, 45, with a single barrel gun, He said that Ismaeel and the deceased were members of “So- Safe Corps” attached to Akomoje area command office in Abeokuta. He said that six suspects were brought to the station, and that while interrogating them, one attempted to escape and Ismaeel shot Francis while trying to scare the suspect. The prosecutor noted that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Law of Ogun, 2006. (NAN)