Court remands two over alleged murder of LASTMA official

Adebisi Onanuga


A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded two men, Abdullahi Akerele and Nurudeen Ogungbe over alleged murder of an official of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Ola Oyeshina.

The incident happened on November 29 while the deceased was on duty in the Sifax-Iganmu area of Apapa, Lagos.

Chief Magistrate Kikelomo Bukola Ayeye ordered the remand of the defendants following an application brought by the police seeking an order of the court for remand by virtue of Section 264 of Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) Lagos 2015.

Before ordering their remand, the Chief Magistrate Bukola Ayeye inquired into the circumstances under which the defendants were arrested.

The second defendant, Ogungbe informed the court that he was an eye witness to the incident.

Ogungbe claimed he saw the late LASTMA official’s encounter with a Mobile Police (MOPOL) while on duty at the sport where he was killed.

“Myself and the first defendant were…

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