Former Lagos Speaker Risk Jail Term Over Alleged Murder Of DSP

…..How Lagos CP Vows To Make Him Face The wrath Of Law
The Lagos State Police on Tuesday docked  a former Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Jokotola Pelumi, for allegedly receiving into his home, Adekunle Dabiri, who was alleged to have murdered a Deputy Superintendent of Police.

Paperena reports that former speaker arraigned alongside six other suspects before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court on a charge of receiving a murder suspect and also aiding his escape risk jail term if found guilty on the alleged charge.

Also arraigned with him are, six men  accused of alleged murder of a Deputy Superintendent of Police.

The prosecution said the accused persons conspired among themselves to murder DSP Akindele Akingboju of the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Lagos State Police Command.

Hon. Joko Pelumi however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The presiding Magistrates,Chief Magistrate A.O. Adedayo granted Pelumi bail  in the sum of one million naira with two responsible sureties in like sum.

She said one of the sureties should be a member of the State House of Assembly.

The Chief Magistrate, however ordered the remand of the accused persons at the Ikoyi Prison, pending legal advice from the Office of the State Director of Public Prosecutions.

She thereafter adjourned the case till November 26, for mention.

It will be recalled that the former Speaker alongside six others were on Monday paraded by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi for alleged murder of Deputy supritendent police officer DSP. Akingboju Akindele.

 The CP said gang were arrested on October 27, 2018 at about 1630hrs by a team of anti cultism policemen attached to Area  in Ijede.

While briefing the pressmen on Monday, CP  Edgal said that the suspects who killed the DSP were arrested in the residence of the former speaker of Lagos State.

The CP said the gang murdered the DSP and took away his rifle while trying to effect arrest of  some suspected cultists.

Independent reported that the CP said many people have been calling for the release of the former speaker but he insisted that he must surely face the wrath of law as nobody is above the law in the state.