17 re­manded over killing of Lekki In­vest­ment MD

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Nu­rudeen Oye­wole, La­gos

A La­gos State Mag­is­trate’s Court in Ebute-Metta yesterday or­dered 17 peo­ple ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the killing of the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Lekki World­wide In­vest­ment Lim­ited, Mr. Ta­judeen Disu, on Mon­day to be re­manded in cus­tody.

De­liv­er­ing rul­ing in an ap­pli­ca­tion brought by the State Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (SCID), Mag­is­trate (Mrs) Fo­lashade Bo­toku said she aligned with the ar­gu­ment of the pros­e­cu­tion coun­sel which asked for the re­mand of the sus­pects for more days.

Disu was killed dur­ing a peace mis­sion to one of the com­mu­ni­ties in the Free Trade

Zone area in Ibeju Lekki af­ter which 17 sus­pects were ar­rested by the DSS.

Mrs Bo­toku how­ever said what was brought be­fore her was not a charge but an ap­pli­ca­tion to re­mand the sus­pects in cus­tody to en­able the po­lice con­duct thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion. On the ap­pli­ca­tion for bail as re­quested by the coun­sel to the ac­cused per­sons, she said while Sec­tion 264 em­pow­ers the court to grant the leave to re­mand them in cus­tody, the same sec­tion does not em­power it to grant them bail since it lacks ju­ris­dic­tion to hear a mur­der case and can­not there­fore con­sider the ap­pli­ca­tion for bail.

The pros­e­cu­tion ar­gued that the court has the ju­ris­dic­tion to grant the po­lice an or­der to re­mand the sus­pects in cus­tody for a min­i­mum of 30 days. The sus­pects in­clude; Dele Ajayi, Al­haji Ta­judeen Jegede, Saidi Akanni, Oye­lade Taiwo, Sun­day Bu­lus, Abi­ola Ogun­sanwo, Oku­naya Stephen, Taiwo Ga­far, Agun­rege Banji, Ga­faru Ahmed, Moses Okoro, Tal­abi Quadri, Ipaye Oriy­omi, Quadri Yusuf and Tunde Yusu.

Sus­pected killers of the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Lekki World­wide In­vest­ment Lim­ited, Mr. Ta­judeen Disu, dur­ing their ar­raign­ment at a Chief Mag­is­trate Court in La­gos yesterday.

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