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4 OPC members docked over alleged killing

By BARTHOLOMEW MADUKWE
LAGOS — Four members of Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, have been charged before an Ebute Meta Magistrate Court, Lagos, over the unlawful killing of a suspected cult member, Ahmed Balogun, during a shoot-out between them.

The accused persons, Jide Sunny, 27; Saliu Okeboyelu, 26;  Musibau Garuba, 20 and Adekunle Raheem, a.k.a. Adex, 35, are facing a two-count-charge of conspiracy and murder.

According to the police prosecutor, Inspector Ekundayo, the four OPC members allegedly killed the suspected cult member during a gun battle between them on April 22, 2011, at Segun Magbon Village, in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The Investigating Police Officer, IPO, Mr. Benson Ajie, informed the court that the police recovered two empty cartridges from the scene of the incident.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against them.

The accused persons were ordered by the trial magistrate, Mrs. Joy Ugbomoiko, to be remanded in prison custody, pending the outcome of the DPP’s advice; while the case was adjourned till February 10, 2012 for mention.


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