Motorcyclist allegedly kills passenger over N200 fare

Motorcyclist allegedly kills passenger over N200 fare

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 .

( NAN )

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