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Abija Granted Bail Weeks After Police Arrested Him For Murder

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A court in Ebute Meta Lagos this morningy granted bail to Rafiu Bashorun, 48, a.k.a. Abija, one of the alleged accomplice in the murder case of the aide to NURTW chairman, Ganiu Ayinla.

Ayinla, an aide to Mr Azeez Lawal (a.k.a. Kunle Poly) the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers ( NURTW ), Ebute Meta Chapter was murdered on Jan. 21 at Idumota Lagos Island.

Bashorun, who is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, attempted murder and murder of the deceased is yet to take his plea.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. Kusanu, refused the application for remand of the accused filed by the Police.

She held that the accused was not the one who pulled the trigger at the deceased.

Kusanu admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum who must be tax payers.

She adjourned the case until May 3 for mention.

Police Prosecutor, Cyril Ejiofor had told the court that the accused allegedly committed the offences on Jan. 21 at about 12. 10 a.m. at Idumota Lagos Island.

He alleged that the accused had conspired and attempted the murder the NURTW chairman, but missed his target and killed Ayinla, his personal assistant.

He said the offences contravene Sections 230 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which prescribes a death sentence for offenders. [NAN]

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  1. Jilo

    March 20, 2018 at 5:42 PM

    The accomplices of this defendant are now trying to penetrate judiciary by trying to squash this case. I would like this judge to weigh the impact of granting bail to the suspect hired killer and how it would affect the entire nation. For the fact that this guy is not directly pulled the trigger doesn’t mean he can be granted bail just like that. This is a murder case for cry out loud and it should not be treated by levity.

    Most of the problems we are having today in this Country is a self inflicted problem. If I were to be the judge, that guy will stay in police custody pending the advice from the prosecutor. Giving this guy a cheap bond means he will be cut loose just as Olohunwa regain his freedom inspite the overwhelming evidences around him. Nigeria!! a corrupt nation where a murder can walk away freely if he is well connected.

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