Court Grants Police Leave To Remand Kunle Poly Over Idumota Mayhem

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.

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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

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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