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Kunle Poly, two others remanded for 30 days over Idumota mayhem

By Eniola Daniel
28 January 2022   |   2:54 am
Chief Magistrate, Linda Balogun of the Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court has ordered the remand of Alhaji Azeez Adekunle Lawal, a.k.a. Kunle Poly, Prince Idowu Onikoyi Johnson

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Chief Magistrate, Linda Balogun of the Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court has ordered the remand of Alhaji Azeez Adekunle Lawal, a.k.a. Kunle Poly, Prince Idowu Onikoyi Johnson and Agboola Akeem Kosoko, in the Zone 2 Headquarters of the Nigeria Police, Onikan-Lagos, for 30 days, over last week Thursday’s unrest in Idumota, Lagos.

She made the remand order of the three National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) leaders after their remand application was moved by Bar. Morufu Animashaun.

Animashaun told the court that the application was pursuant to sections 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 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.

Animashaun told the court that the application sought was to enable the police to conclude an investigation of a case of threat to life and property, violence, cultism, mayhem, conduct likely to cause a breach of peace, unlawful possession of firearms, conspiracy and murder against the three men.

Animashaun supported the remand application with an affidavit of 14 paragraphs, deposed to by inspector Monday Ohion.

Balogun, after listening to the submission of Barr Animashaun, held that: “I have listened to the submission of the counsel, as well as perused the application for remand and the attached affidavit.

“I found merit in the application and it is accordingly granted. The three defendants are to be remanded in the facility of the Nigeria Police Zonal Monitoring Unit, Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan-Lagos, for the next 30 days, to enable the police to conclude investigation”.

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