Court Remand Killer Cop, Samuel Philips, Pending Legal Advise

A Yaba Chief Magistrate Court, has remanded a dismissed Police officer, Sergeant Samuel Philips in prison custody for allegedly murdering a teenager, at her home.

Chief Magistrate Mrs Adeola Adedayo gave the remand order pending legal advise from Directorate of Public Prosecution.

The accused whose residential address was not given, was charged before the court on a one- count charge of murder preferred against him by the Police.

The Prosecutor Inspector Agustine Nwabuisi, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on September 10, 2021.

He said that the incident took place at about 11:30pm, at 5, Mogaji Street, at Ijeshatedo area of Lagos State.

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Mr. Nwabuisi said that Philips whilst in a criminal raid operation unlawfully released gunshot into the house which unfortunately hit 18 year old, Monsurat Ojuade.

According to him, the offence committed is punishable under Section 223 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2015.

After entertaining submission of Counsel, the court adjourned the case till October 25, for DPP’s advice.

Meanwhile, the Police Public relations officer, Lagos State Command CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement, said that the killer cop was dismissed from the Police Force after conclusion of his orderly room trial.




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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