32-yr-old ex-convict remanded over attempted murder

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An ex-convict, Hassan Wahab, 32, who allegedly attempted to kill a pedestrian was arraigned in Lagos on Wednesday.

Wahab, who was previously convicted for robbery, is facing a charge of attempted murder before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The Magistrate, Mrs Oluwadamilola Olanipekun, ordered that Wahab should be remanded in prison custody, pending further investigation and advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. William Ologun, told the court that the accused on Dec. 5, 2015, fired several shots at one Wale Odeniyi at Magboro area on the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway but missed target.

The prosecutor said the accused claimed that he was unjustly imprisoned, following false accusations by his victim and decided to shoot Odeniyi in revenge.

Wahab was arrested after the police were tipped off by members of the public.

Ologun said the offence contravened Section 228 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The case was adjourned till Feb. 24 for trial. (NAN)