Lagos state government arraigns suspected killers of LASTMA official
Two suspected killers have been arraigned by the Lagos State Government before the Magistrate Court in Yaba for allegedly killing a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officer, Ola Oyeshina in Apapa onSaturday November 30th.
The suspects identified as Abdullahi Akere, 31, and Nurudeen Ogungbe, 41 were arraigned on a two-count charge of attack and murder of a law enforcement officer.
The charge sheet read: “That abdullahi Akere, Nurudeen Ogungbe and others now, at large, on 29th day of November, 2019, at about 1800hrs at Ijora-Badia, Lagos State in the Lagos Magistrate District, did conspire among yourself to commit felony to wit: murder; an offence punishable under section 233 of the criminal law of Lagos State.
“That Abdullahi Akere, Nurudeen Ogungbe and others now at large, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magistrate district, did kill one Ola Oyeshina, age – 40 years, by hitting him with stone on his head and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 222 and punishable under section 223 of the criminal law of Lagos State.”
The Prosecutor, DSP Adegoke read the charge to the two accused. They pleaded not guilty.
Both suspects have been ordered to be remanded in custody by the presiding magistrate, Mrs Ayeye as she adjourned the matter till 28th of January, 2020.
Recall that the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday December 2nd, paid a condolence visit to the family of the slain LASTMA officer where he vowed to ensure the killers of the slain LASTMA official must be brought to book.
“In the last 48 hours, we have had heavy brutality on men of LASTMA who were doing their work. We have had people whose legs were amputated in the last 48 hours while on the assignment that was given to them to bring about enforcement of our laws and order.
“I think this is the level at which we need to make this very stern warning that we will not stop at ensuring that we implement and enforce our laws, not minding which force is involved” he said