Tuesday, 11 November 2014

APC Governor aspirant and Fashola's aide arraigned for Murder in Lagos.

The atmosphere of the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate's Court was tense on Tuesday when a former Commissioner for Rural Development and a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Tola Kasali, 62, was arraigned for murder.

Arraigned with him were the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Politics and Legislative Matters, Musiliu Folami, 64, and Kasali's Chief Security Officer, Tobun Abiodun, 38.

According to Punch,the court was filled with party loyalists, supporters and family members of the accused persons, as many others stood outside the court.

They were arraigned on four counts bordering on murder and unlawful possession of firearms.

The police said the men conspired to kill one Musiliu Lamidi on November 9, 2014, around 2pm at Eko Tourism Hotel, Akodo, in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state.

The police added that they were found in possession of a pump-action gun, with number 6381, without a valid licence issued by the appropriate authorities.

The corpse of the deceased was said to have been found on the premises of one of the defendants.
The judge granted the defendants bail on "self recognition" and ordered the prosecution to verify their addresses and places of work.
The matter was adjourned till December 11, 2014 pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.



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