July 3rd, 2012 – Charges Against Bimbo Akinsanya Dropped
Talented Nollywood (Yoruba)actress, Bimbo Akinsanya, was on Monday discharged and acquitted of conspiracy against a general overseer by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The presiding magistrate, Mr Olufemi Isaac, discharged the 34-year-old actress based on the no-case submission advice brought in by the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
In accordance with the advice submitted by the DPP, the magistrate said that suspicion, no matter how serious, could not be a ground for submission.
Akinsanya had been docked before the court on Nov. 2, 2011 on a two-count charge of conspiracy and felony. Police prosecutor, ASP Barth Nwaokeye, alleged that the actress had on Oct. 28, 2011 pointed the general overseer of one Divine Power Revival Ministry, Rev Pat Dennah, to a yet to be identified boy, to shoot her.
Nwaokeye said the 33-year-old reverend had sustained an injury on her left shoulder from the shooting that occurred at 20, Samuel St., Akowonjo, Egbeda, in the Lagos metropolis. The prosecutor had said that the alleged crime was contrary to Sections 338 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap C17, Vol 11, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.
According to the DPP’s statement, facts had been revealed that there had been issues of misunderstanding between Dennah and Akinsanya, prior to the shooting. The DPP stated that there had been a compliant made by the actress over the alleged nuisance created by the church.
The actress had written to the Landlords Association of the district that the church, which was in proximity to her own house at 22, Samuel St., Akowonjo, was not ready to curb the noise pollution.
The DPP stated this made the complainant to suspect Akinsanya of the conspiracy.
It also stated that no witness could identify the actress as being at the alleged scene before the incident. Akinsanya had claimed to be in her house with her sisters when she heard the shooting and ran to the scene of the alleged incidence. (NAN)