Wednesday, July 13, 2016

3 remanded for killing commercial motorcyclist

Three unemployed men, who allegedly shot and killed a 27-year-old commercial motorcyclist, were on Wednesday remanded in prison by a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused, Hammed Tanimowo, 35; Wahab Abiodun, 36 and Okesola Oladele, 40 are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The Magistrate, Mrs E.A. Johnson, who did not take the plea of the accused, ordered their remand pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She said their files should be duplicated and forwarded to DPP for advice and adjourned the matter to Aug. 8.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Cpl. Godwin Oriabure told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 26 at Isiamu area of Ikorodu in Lagos State.

He said that the deceased had picked up a passenger, who was heading to Adamo in Ikorodu when they were stopped by the accused.

Oriabure alleged that the deceased was shot, while the passenger managed to escape and reported the matter to a community leader.

“The passenger who witnessed the murder made a report to a community leader; the three hoodlums were caught and taken to the police station,” he said.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 221 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Section 221 prescribes death penalty for anyone who unlawfully kills another.

3 remanded for killing commercial motorcyclist
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