Court sentences armed theft gang chief to dying
Two males in court docket for allegedly spitting on police officer
Justice Adenike Coker of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja yesterday sentenced an armed theft gang chief, Muritala Salami, to dying. The decide convicted and sentenced Salami to dying after he was discovered responsible of the 2 counts cost introduced towards him by the Lagos State authorities.
The state authorities had arraigned Salami on two-count cost of conspiracy and theft. He was stated to have led a four-man armed gang and robbed one Mr. Okocha Anthony Afiam of two telephones and two wristwatches.
His offence is opposite to part 299 of Criminal Law and Armed Robbery opposite to part 297 (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State. The different members of the theft gang escaped on the time of arrest.
During trial, the prosecution crew led by a director with the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Dr. Jide Martins, referred to as witnesses to testify within the matter.
However, whereas delivering judgment, Justice Coker held that the prosecution has proved the case towards the defendant past affordable doubt, and convicted him as charged. She held that the convict who was arrested for theft on April 16, 2016 was discovered responsible of the two-count cost towards him and was sentenced to dying.
Meanwhile, two males, Kabiru Sadiku, 32 and Kehinde Junaid, 37, who allegedly spat on a police officer whereas performing his lawful obligation, yesterday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Surulere, Lagos. The defendants, who reside in Surulere space of Lagos, are charged with two counts of conspiracy and assault.
They, nonetheless, pleaded not responsible to the fees. The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko, advised the court docket that the defendants dedicated the offence on March 12 at about 11:00a.m. on the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. He alleged that the defendants, maliciously assaulted ASP Livinus Ogbobo, by spitting on his face whereas discharging his lawful obligation.
The prosecutor stated the offence contravened the provisions of sections 174 (B) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. The Justice of the Peace, Mrs. Bola Folarin-williams, admitted the defendants to bail within the sum of N30,000 every with two accountable sureties every in like sum. Folarin-Williams adjourned the case till April 9 for substantive trial.