The remand of Alhaji Azeez Adekunle Lawal, a.k.a. Kunle Poly, and two others, in the facility of the Nigeria Police Zonal Monitoring Unit, Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan-Lagos, for 30 days, over last Thursday’s Idumota mayhem, was on Thursday ordered by a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Also, ordered remanded are Prince Idowu Onikoyi Johnson and Agboola Akeem Kosoko.
The court, presided over by Magistrate Linda Balogun made the remand order of the three National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) after their application for remand was moved by Morufu Animashaun.
In urging the court to remand the defendants, Animashaun told the court that the application is under Section 264(1), (2), (3), (4) and (6) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State, 2021 (as amended); Section 4 and 10 of the Police Act, 2020, and Sections 6(c), 35(1)(C)(5) and (7)(a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
Animashaun told the court that the application sought for is to enable the police to conclude investigation of a case of threat to life and property, violence, cultism, mayhem, conduct likely to cause a breach of peace, unlawful possession of firearms, conspiracy and murder against the three men.
The lawyer supported the remand application with an affidavit of 14 paragraphs deposed to by inspector Monday Ohion.
After entertaining the submissions of Animashaun, Chief Magistrate Balogun held that: “I have listened to the submission of the counsel, as well as perused the application for remand and the attached affidavit.
“I found merit in the application and it is accordingly granted. The three defendants are to be remanded in the facility of the Nigeria Police Zonal Monitoring Unit, Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan-Lagos, for the next 30 days, to enable the police to conclude investigation.”
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