A Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, has granted the Nigeria Police leave to further remand, Alhaji Azeez Adekunle Lawal, a.k.a. Kunle Poly, and two others, in their facility over Idumota mayhem.
Chief Magistrate Linda Balogun ordered the remand of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Boss and other members at the Zonal Monitoring Unit, Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan-Lagos, for 30 days, over last Thursday’s Idumota mayhem.
Others ordered to be remanded alongside Kunle Poly, are: Prince Idowu Johnson and Agboola Kosoko.
The remand ordered was sequel to an application filed by the Nigeria Police moved by it’s counsel, Mr. Morufu Animashaun, urging the court to remand the three for further investigation.
Barrister Animashaun, told the court that the application is pursuant to 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, 199 (as amended).
He informed the court that the application sought for, is to enable the police conclude investigations on a case of threat to life and property, violence, cultism, mayhem, conduct likely to cause breach of peace, unlawful possession of firearms, conspiracy and murder against the three men.
Mr. Animashaun supported the remand application with an affidavit of 14 paragraphs, deposed to by Inspector Monday Ohion.
Chief Magistrate Balogun, after listening to the submission of the police counsel held that; “I found merit in the application and it is accordingly granted. The three defendants are to be remanded in facility of the Nigeria Police Zonal Monitoring Unit, Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan-Lagos, for the next 30 days, to enable to police conclude investigation