Court Remands 11 Suspects For Alleged Murder, Armed Robbery
An Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, today, ordered the remand of 11 suspects, arrested by the police in the wake of crisis the happened in Ikorodu are of Lagos State, in the facility of Nigerian Correctional Services, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The 11 suspects, who includes 10 men and a women, sent to the remand facility are: Wasiu Ibrahim, 58; Aduragbemi Ayandiran, 24; Abubakar Ibrahim, 28; Saheed Bamidele, 35; Ayodele Okunbanjo, 30; Olumide Adebambo 21; Adebayo Ayantoye 30; Fasanye Morufu, 42; Adewunmi Sanni, 20; Felix Samson, 27 and 32 years old Omowunmi Adeniran, the only woman among the suspects.
The court presided over by Magistrate O. O. Oshin (Mrs.), made the remand order after granting the remand application brought before the court by the men of Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos.
In urging the court to grant the application, Barrister Morufu Animashaun, who led Tijjani Williams and Idowu Osungbure, informed the court that that the application was pursuant to Section 264 (1)(2)(3)(4)and (6) of the Administration OF Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State 2015. Section 35 (1) of the 1999 Nigeria Constitution as amended.
Animashaun told the court that granting the remand application, would enable the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to issue a legal advice on the suspected Cultists case file.
After listened to Animashaun’s submission, Magistrate Oshin, ordered that the 11 suspects be remanded in the facility of Nigerian Correctional Services, Ikoyi, Lagos, till 31 March, 2020, when the DPP would have issued a legal advice on their case file.
The police in the charge marked A/07/2020, attached with the remand application, alleged that the suspected Cultists had between December 3, 2019 and January 8, 2020, conspired among themselves to commit felony, attempted murder, murder and armed robbery.
The suspects were also alleged to have killed the duo of Owoye Tunji and Gbenga Onifade on December 3, 2019 and January 4, 2020, respectively.
They were also alleged to have on January 4, 2020, while armed with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, robbed one Amoo Akeem of N250,000,00 and stole his plasma television valued N100,00.00.
The police also alleged that all the suspects sometimes in November, 2019, caused breach of public peace, by continued to operate under the name of ANAKOWA, despite directives from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) that stop them from doing so.
The offences according to the police are contrary to and punishable under sections 233, 299, 223, 297 and 168(1)(d)(2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.