A High Court in Plateau has
ordered a former Police Sergeant, James Moses aged 33, who allegedly shot his
friend to death, to be remanded in correctional centre.
The Judge, Nafisa Musa, gave the order, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 following a prayer by the prosecution counsel, S.O. Emmanuel, to remand Moses as the offence he allegedly committed was not a bailable one.
The judge adjourned the matter until March 26, 2020 for hearing in the court. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Emmanuel alleged that on
Friday, July 26, 2019, the defendant, while at a relaxation spot at Tudun Wada,
Jos North, used his service rifle to shoot his friend on his right rib, which
led to his death.
Emmanuel said that the offence contravened section 312 of the Penal Code, punishable with death upon conviction.
In the statement of the defendant, he claimed that he shot his friend by mistake during a hug as he did not mean to kill him.
He expatiated that he was at a beer joint when the deceased came to meet me, as his rifle was hung around his neck and the bullet discharged.