I Cannot Grant You Bail, Chief Magistrate Tells Suspected Killers of Lagos Grassroots Politician

I Cannot Grant You Bail, Chief Magistrate Tells Suspected Killers of Lagos Grassroots Politician

  • The bail granted to the suspected killers of member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ifeanyi Godfrey has been revoked
  • Godfrey was killed at his duty post on the April 16, 2021 when the Home was violently attacked by some cultists
  • The suspects are: Atunrase Sodiq Omolabi, Shittu Michael Olawale, Olaide Opeifa and Olanrewaju Adebiyi

The recent aberration of granting bail to murder suspects by a magistrate court in Lagos has been corrected.

This comes as the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos struck out the bail granted to four suspected killers of Ifeanyi Godfrey.

Ifeanyi until his gruesome murder was a popular politician and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tribune Newspaper reports.

The cancellation was a follow-up to supplementary advice issued on the matter by the office of the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The DPP held that the Magistrate Court has no jurisdiction to trial the murder case.

I cannot grant you bail, Chief Magistrate tells suspected killers of Lagos grassroots politician
A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos has struck out bail granted to four suspected killers of Ifeanyi Godfrey. Photo: Subair Mohammed
Source: UGC

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According to the supplementary advice referenced LJP/MISC/2021/155/19/37 and dated February, 28, the matter is to be tried at the High Court.

The advice signed by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Dr Babajide Martins on behalf of the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice reads:

Adhering to the advice, Chief Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun, on March 1, 2022, while expunging the bail granted to the four murder suspects said:

"As such I state I do not have jurisdiction over this case and as such cannot grant bail (to the suspects). The proceedings of 23rd February, 2022 stand expunged from the record. The defendants are to remain in custody pending report of filling at the High Court. The DPP’s office is to serve copy of this order on all parties via Counsel.”

The case is further adjourned to 21 March 2022 for report of High Court filing.

Court grants four suspected killers of Lagos grassroots politician bail

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Atunrase Sodiq Omolabi, Shittu Michael Olawale, Olaide Opeifa and Olanrewaju Adebiyi were granted bail by a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

They are the suspected killers of a 52-year-old grassroots politician and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ifeanyi Godfrey.

Godfrey was killed at his duty post on the April, 16, 2021 when the Home was violently attacked by some cultists.

Police arrest teenagers for killing girlfriend for money rituals

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the police in Ogun state arrested three teenagers believed to be involved in ritual activities in the state.

The teenagers were arrested after they were sighted by security operatives burning a suspicious item inside a pot. At a closer examination, it was discovered that what they were burning was a human skull.

The skull, it was learned, belonged to a girlfriend of the fourth suspect who is still at large. When they were interrogated, the boys confessed to the crime of killing a girl named Rofiat.

They said they cut off her head and dumped the remaining parts of her body inside an uncompleted building.

Source: Legit.ng

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