A traditional ruler, Nojimu Abioye and his son Wahab Abioye were yesterday arraigned before a Lagos High Court sitting, Ikeja over alleged murder of one Alhaji Olatunji Rasak.
The duo were docked on two count charge of conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
They pleaded not guilty to charge read to them before Justice Hakeem Oshodi
The prosecuting counsel, Mr M.T Adewoye said Nojimu, the Baale of Temidire and Wahab his son, committed the offences at 10am on July 20, 2015 at the Temidire Area of Alagbado, Lagos.
“The defendants alongside others who are now at large, murdered Rasak by shooting him with a gun and matcheting him with dangerous weapons.”
Adewoye asked the court for a trial date.
In his responses, defendants counsel, Mr Adebayo Lawanson urged the court to allow his clients to maintain the bail granted to them during their prior arraignment at the Magistrates’ Court.
He said that “the defendants did not jump bail ever since they were granted bail by the Magistrates’ Court.
The judge therefore ordered that the defendants continue with the bail earlier granted by the Magistrates’ Court.
Justice Oshodi adjourned the matter till March 19, 2018 for trial.