- Nine men charged with the murder of the Apapa local government PDP chairman, Adeniyi Aborisade, have been discharged
- The accused were arraigned alongside Moshood Salvador, chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party
- Chief Magistrate Komolafe, in the ruling also ordered that the nine accused be released from Ikoyi Prison
An Ebute Meta chief magistrates’ court on Friday, August 17, discharged nine men charged with the murder of the Apapa local government PDP chairman, Adeniyi Aborisade.
Delivering a ruling, Chief Magistrate Alex Komolafe dismissed the murder charges against Rotimi Kujore, 44; Fatai Adele, 62; Ismaila Abiola, 50; Amos Fawole, 65; and Victoria Falowo, 42.
Others include Mukaila Odukoya, 54; Isaac Oropo, 55; Muhammed Babangida, 37; and Ugochukwu Nwoke, 50.
The accused were arraigned alongside Moshood Salvador, chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, who has since been discharged of the crime leveled against him.
Komolafe, in the ruling, held that in view of the advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, the court exonerated the accused persons. Komolafe also ordered that the nine accused be released from Ikoyi Prison.
The magistrate, however, refused to discharge Kehinde Fasasi, 61, the 10th accused, but granted him bail in the sum N400,000.
The offences contravened sections 223 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
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NAIJ.com previously reported 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 Kirikiri Prisons following his arraignment at a Yaba chief magistrate 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.
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