Lagos Magistrate Judge Denies Bail To Bribe-Seeking Police Officer Charged With Murder

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mgistrate A.F.O. Botoku of the judge court in Ebute Metta, Lagos State today denied safeguard to a cop, Museliu Aremu, blamed for killing a nursing mother in a tricycle while looking for influences from workers at the Idimu zone of Lagos State.


The cop is additionally blamed for shooting at the late lady's spouse's jaw and shoulder. His projectiles scarcely missed the couple's 1-month old infant, nestled in his mom's hands when the officer shot her dead.

Officer Botoku requested that Mr. Aremu be remanded at Ikoyi Prison pending a determination by the Directorate of Public Prosecution about the associate's trial for the homicide with Idongesit Comfort Udoh.

The cop's legal counselor had requested safeguard as well as a request banishing activists and the casualties' sympathizers from going to court sessions and fomenting.

Mr. Aremu's legal advisor contended that safeguard was accommodated in law to empower litigants to submit themselves intentionally for trial. In any case, Magistrate Botoku said her court needed purview to allow the application as it was not listening to the substantive suit, but rather just settling on guardianship of the charged guilty party.

The judge developed remand of the cop by one month, with the desire that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) would have made its determination about the suspect's arraignment.

The judge additionally rejected the resistance counsel's request to quit challenging relatives and activists from going to the court sessions. The judge decided that the nonconformists, drove by female dissident Joe Okei-Odumakin, have the protected right to show for equity the length of they behaved gently.