POLITICS: 3 Lagos politicians land in jail for alleged murder

  • 3 Lagos politicians land in jail for alleged murder

Three popular Lagos politicians have on Wednesday been ordered to go and cool off their feet at an Ikoyi prison by a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos State over alleged murder.

The accused persons include a 43 years old, Bosun Adigun, a 58 years old, Semiu Ogunbona, and Sabitu Kamarudeen, who is just 54 years of age, after they were all brought before the court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.G. Oghere, ordered that the trio should be remanded in prison due to the magnitude of the alleged offences.

The prosecutor, Insp. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the accused conspired and shot dead one Mr Nurudeen Olanase following a political disagreement.

She noted that the crime was committed at noon on May 12 at the Central Community Primary School, Oniwaya, Agege, Lagos.

“They conspired among themselves and killed the deceased because of a political disagreement they had,” she said.

However, the prosecutor thereafter noted that the offences contravened Sections 215 and 233 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

Meanwhile, the counsel to the accused, Mr Tunji Akinyemi, prayed the court to grant his clients bail in liberal terms but Oghere remanded them and ordered that the case file should be sent to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

She, however, adjourned the case until July 11 for mention.