Court remands 2 suspects over murder of Ogun monarch

Posted by News Express | 12 February 2022 | 376 times

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Chief Magistrate Linda Yeside Balogun of  the Lagos State Magistrates” Court, Yaba has ordered the remand of one Lukman Azeez and Abiodun Sanyaolu, over the alleged murder of late Ogun State monarch, Olu of Agodo, Oba Odetola Olajide Ayinde.

The remand order was sequel to the application brought before the court by the Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos.

The police lawyer, Morufu Animashaun, in urging the court for the order, said the application is pursuant to sections 264(1), (2) (3), (4) & (6) & 267 Of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State, 2021; Sections 4 and 10  of the Police Act, 2020 and Sections 6 (6), 35 (1)(C)(5) and (7) (a) of the Constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended)

Animashaun asked the court for the remand of the two suspects in the custody of the Police at Police Zonal Monitoring Unit, Zone 2 Onikan, Lagos, for the period of 30 days, pending which the police would have concluded its investigation in a case of conspiracy to murder, murder, arson and attempted murder against them.

Chief Magistrate Balogun, after listening to the argument canvassed by Animashaun held that; “I have listened to the submissions of applicant’s counsel, and perused the motion Exparte and the affidavit deposed to by ASP Adeyemi Akeem, and the written address attached with the motion paper.

“I find reasons in the application and thereby order that the two suspects be remanded in the custody of the Police at Police Zonal Monitoring Unit, Zone 2 Onikan, Lagos, for the period of 30 days, to enable the police to conclude their Investigations.

“The matter is hereby adjourned till March 11, for report of investigations.” (Saturday Sun)


Source: News Express

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