- Murder charges filed against Moshood Salvador, the chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the PDP have been dismissed by Ikeja High Court
- Salvador was remanded in the Kirikiri Prisons alongside 10 others on a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful killing
- Justice Obafemi Adamson dismissed the charge after entertaining submissions from counsels in a counter suit challenging the charge filed by Salvador
An Ikeja High Court has dismissed the murder charge filed against Moshood Salvador, the chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Salvador was remanded in the Kirikiri Prisons following his arraignment at a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court alongside 10 others on a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful killing on July 25.
During Tuesday’s proceedings, on August 14, the vacation judge, Justice Obafemi Adamson, dismissed the charge after entertaining submissions from counsels in a counter suit challenging the charge filed by Salvador against the state.
Justice Adamson in the ruling said that in view of the advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, which exonerated the PDP chairman from the murder charge, Salvador should be released from the Kirikiri Prison.
Earlier, Olaitan Soetan, an Assistant Director from the DPP had informed the court that there was a new “development regarding” Salvador’s prayers in the counter suit.
Lawal Pedro (SAN), Salvador’s defence counsel, also told the court: “The matter has been overtaken by circumstances.
He urged the court to still grant all prayers sought.
Salvador and the 10 other defendants were charged over alleged murder of Adeniyi Aborishade, the PDP Chairman of the Apapa local government area.
Aborishade was allegedly murdered on July 21, during the PDP’s “visitation meeting” that held at Igbosuku Village, Eti-Osa LGA.
The offences contravene sections 223 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that the Lagos state police commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with evidence on the mystery surrounding the death of the Apapa local government PDP chapter chairman, Borishade Adeniyi, to bring it before him to aid investigation by detectives.
The commissioner's request was disclosed to newsmen by the spokesman of the command, Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).
He said the attention of the command has been drawn to the claim by the PDP in the state that it has evidence as regards the circumstances surrounding the murder of Adeniyi at Igbosuku village, Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos on Saturday, July 21, during a political meeting.
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