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Civil Defence personnel faces murder charge in Lagos

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps personnel, Kehinde Osho, who allegedly shot and killed a man, on Friday appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Mr Osho, whose address was not provided, is facing a count charge of murder, but he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Oladele Adebayo, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on Nov. 18, 2018, at 9.00p.m., on Pipeline Way, Oke-Ado, Lagos.

Mr Adebayo, a police inspector, said that the accused shot one Taofeek Andulqadir, 31, with a gun on the head in contravention of Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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Chief Magistrate O.O. Olatunji, however, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000  with two sureties in like sum, and ordered that the case file should be sent to the state Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, for advice.

He adjourned the case until February 7, for mention.


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