An Ebute Meta Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, on today ordered that the Baale of Osoroko community, in Ibeju-lekki area of Lagos State, Olusegun Oyiri, 61 and three others, be remanded in prisons custody, for allegedly killing and burying a Police Inspector alive.
Three other persons ordered to be remanded in prisons custody alongside the community head are: 51 years old Akeem Balogun, Aroki Badiru, 66 and Nasiru Shakiru, 59.
The four defendants were alleged to have on November 29, 2016, at Osokoro community in Ebute-Lekki, Lagos, conspired among themselves and unlawfully killed Police Inspector Sunday Musa and buried him in a shallow grave.
They were also alleged to have stolen his service rifle, AK 47, two magazine and 30 rounds of 7.62 live ammunition.
The court presided over by Magistrate A. O. Salawu (Mrs.) ordered the four defendants to be remanded in Prison’s custody, while granting a remand application brought before the court by Mr. Emmanuel Eze, from State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID).
In urging the court to remand the four defendants, Eze told the court that the application was pursuant to section 264(1) and (2) of Administration of Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The plea of the accused persons were not taken.
However, lawyer to the community head, Mr. O. Ajanaku, urged the court to admit him bail due to his status as community head.
He also told the court that the Baale never participated in the killing of the Police officer, and that he was on adminitrative bail, he was only called upon for an interview before he was brought to court.
However, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Salawu ordered that the three defendants, except the Baale, be remanded in the Ikoyi Prisons. pending legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP’s).
Magistrate Salawu then adjourned the matter till August 31, for ruling on the bail application of Oyiri, the community leader, while fixing September 21 for legal advice in the case of the other three accused persons.