Traditional ruler, son allegedly homicide of EFCC ‘informant’

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    By Moji Eniola

    A conventional ruler, Nojimu Abioye, and his son, Wahab Abioye, have been on Wednesday arraigned in an Ikeja High Court, for alleged homicide of 1 Alhaji Olatunji Rasak in 2015.

    Rasaki was mentioned to be an informant for the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

    The duo was charged with a two-count cost of conspiracy to commit homicide and homicide.

    They, nevertheless, pleaded not responsible to the costs.

    The Prosecutor, Mr M.T Adewoye, instructed the court docket that the Baale of Temidire and his son dedicated the offences at 10.a.m on July 20, 2015 on 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 mentioned.

    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 keep up the bail granted them throughout their prior arraignments on the Magistrates’ Court.

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

     

    Obliging the defence counsel, Justice Hakeem Oshodi, ordered that the accused continued with the bail earlier granted them by the magistrates’ court docket.

    Oshodi adjourned the case till March 19 for trial.

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