A traditional ruler, Nojimu Abioye, and his son, Wahab, were yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court, for the alleged murder of Alhaji Olatunji Rasak in 2015.

Rasak was said to be an informant for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The duo were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

They pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Mr M.T Adewoye, told the court that the Baale of Temidire and his son committed the offence at 10.a.m on July 20, 2015 at the Temidire Area of Alagbado, Lagos.

“The defendants alongside others who are now at large, murdered Rasak by shooting him with a gun and cutting him with a machete and dangerous weapons,” Adewoye said.

According to the prosecution, the offences contravene Sections 221 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011.

Counsel to the defendants, Mr Adebayo Lawanson, requested that the accused be allowed to maintain the bail granted them during their prior arraignments at the Magistrates’ Court.

“The accused ever since they were granted bail by the magistrates’ court had never jumped bail,” Lawanson said.

Justice Hakeem Oshodi, upheld their bail request and.adjourned the case till March 19.

SOURCE

thenationonlineng.net

11 January, 2018

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