By Muhammadu Sabiu
Oro Umaru, a resident of Ba’abete Fulani Camp in Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State, found himself in legal trouble as he was arraigned before a Kwara State Magistrates Court in Ilorin on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
He stands accused of attempted culpable homicide following an incident involving his neighbour, Abubakar Sanda, within the Fulani Camp.
The charges against Oro Umaru are based on an alleged altercation that took place on September 8, 2023.
According to the Police First Information Report, the case was reported by the victim’s brother, Sanda Mohammed.
The report states that Abubakar Sanda was returning from Kaiama Kara Market to his residence when he was accosted and attacked by Oro Umaru.
In the course of the altercation, Abubakar Sanda’s right wrist was severed from his hand. A police investigation revealed a troubling background to the incident.
Oro Umaru reportedly suspected Abubakar Sanda of having an affair with his wife, Fatima Oro, dating back to 2022. Oro Umaru claimed that he had previously caught them together and reported the incidents to his father, Alhaji Hamadu, but no action was taken.
In his confession to the police, Oro Umaru admitted to attacking Abubakar Sanda on September 8, 2023, after allegedly catching him in a conversation with his wife.
Abubakar Sanda fled upon seeing Oro Umaru approaching, but the confrontation ultimately escalated to a violent assault.
During the court proceedings, the plea of the accused, Oro Umaru, was not taken. Instead, the police prosecutor, Gbenga Ayeni, requested the court remand Oro Umaru in the Federal Correctional Facility pending the completion of the investigation.