A magistrates’ court in Ibadan on Monday remanded two brothers, Sodiq Hamzat (22) and Taoreed Hamzat (22), who are officials of the Oyo State Park Management System for beating a motorcyclist to death.
The Prosecutor, Sgt Oluseye Akinola, told the court that Sodiq and Taoreed on November 10, at about 12noon at Queen Cinema area, Adamasingba, Ibadan, unlawfully caused the death of a motorcyclist, 25-year-old Dare Ojo.
Sgt Akinola said, “The motorcyclist was beaten to death by the revenue collectors who are officials of the Oyo State Park Management System for allegedly refusing to pay N100 daily ticket.
“One of the revenue collectors flagged down the motorcyclist and asked him to purchase the N100 daily ticket. The refusal of the motorcyclist to pay for the ticket due to shortage of cash made the revenue collectors to descend on him.”
The Magistrate, Mrs Munirat Giwa-Babalola, who did not take the plea of the defendants due to lack of jurisdiction, ordered their remand. (NAN)