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Idumota Mayhem: Court Sends ‘Kunle Poly’, Lagos NURTW Executive, To Ikoyi Prison

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Alhaji Azeez Adekunle Lawal, an executive of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos, known as “Kunle Poly”, has been sent to Ikoyi Prison.

Kunle Poly had been remanded at Zone 2 Headquarters of the Nigeria Police, Onikan-Lagos, for 30 days, over January unrest in Idumota, Lagos.

At the expiration of his remand, Lawal had been granted bail.

But on Monday, the Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court ordered that he should be detained at Ikoyi pending for another 30 days.

Lawal is being detained alongside one Adekanbi Wahab, aged 38.

Kunle Poly was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, murder and membership of an unlawful society.

Chief Magistrate Linda Balogun remanded them at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Lagos State.

Although the charges were read to the defendants, their pleas were not taken.

Balogun ordered that their further remand for 30 days pending advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution.

Balogun ordered the further remand following an application by the prosecutor, Mr Morufu Animashaun, attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Panti.

Balogun held that there was merit in the application.

The alleged offences contravene Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, and Section 3 of the Anti-cultism Law of Lagos State, 2021.

The court adjourned the case until March 28 for mention.

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