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Lagos NURTW Disaster: Courtroom Grants Kunle Poly ₦1 Million Bail, Transfers Case

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Lagos NURTW Disaster: Courtroom Grants Kunle Poly ₦1 Million Bail, Transfers Case

A Yaba Chief Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom in Lagos State, on Monday, granted bail within the sum of 1 million Naira to the Lagos Island Department B chairman of the Nationwide Union of Highway Transport Employees charged with homicide.

The NURTW Chairman, Azeez Lawal (a.ok.a Kunle Poly), is charged together with one Adekanbi Wahab, 38.

Chief Justice of the Peace, Linda Balogun, additionally transferred the case to a excessive court docket, stating {that a} prima facie case had been established towards the defendants.

In response to Balogun, Lawal, aged 48, is to be tried for accent after the very fact to homicide whereas Wahab will face trial for membership of an illegal society.

She added that the DPP suggested that three different defendants, whose names have been talked about within the recommendation although they have been charged individually from the 2 defendants, must be discharged.

She transferred the case to a excessive court docket.

A lawyer from the DPP, Mrs O. R. Saliu, had advised the court docket that the authorized recommendation was prepared and within the court docket’s file.

Following an software by counsel to each defendants, Mr Adeshina Okulana, who advised the court docket that the defendants had been in custody for 78 days, the chief Justice of the Peace granted every of them a million Naira bail.

Balogun additionally ordered that the defendants ought to produce two sureties every as a part of the bail situation.

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She held that one of many sureties have to be a standard ruler or non secular chief, including that each sureties should reside inside the court docket’s jurisdiction.

She held {that a} self-employed individual wouldn’t stand because the surety, including that any civil servant wishing to face because the surety should get a letter from the Head of Service of Lagos State.

Balogun adjourned the case till Could 11 for the report on the submitting of the case at a excessive court docket.

The defendants have been charged with conspiracy to commit homicide, homicide and membership of an illegal society.

They have been remanded for an preliminary interval of 30 days on Jan. 27 and one other 30 days on Feb. 28.

Balogun earlier remanded the defendants on the Police Zonal Monitoring Unit, Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, and subsequently, at Ikoyi Custodial Centre.

The alleged offences contravene Part 233 of the Felony Regulation of Lagos State, 2015, and Part 3 of the Anti-cultism Regulation of Lagos State, 2021.

(NAN)


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