By Abdulwahab Abdulah & Kehinde Olasanmi
An Ikeja Chief Magistrate court is expected to begin trial on the attempted murder case preferred against a popular actress, Bimbo Akinsanya in December, this year.
Akinsanya had been earlier arraigned before Magistrate Olufemi Isaac on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit felony with murder. She was charged with others at large.
The Actress who was alleged to have committed the offences with others at large on 28, October 2011 at No. 20 Samuel Street; Akowonjo Egbeda conspired to commit felony by shooting a woman identified as Rev. Pat Ogechi Dennah in front of her church.
When the matter came up during the week, the police prosecutor, Barth Nwokedi told the court that the actress identified the victim for a yet to be identified boy whom she allegedly contracted to shot at her (victim), adding that the boy who is still at large, aimed at Rev. Dennah’s head but only wounded her on her left shoulder.
The alleged offence according to the prosecutor, is contrary to and punishable under sections 338 and 516 of the criminal code, cap C17, vol. 11, laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.
The charges partly read; “ That you Bimbo Akinsanya and others now at large on 28 October, 2011 at about 2030hrs at no. 20 Samuel Street, Akowonjo Egbeda, Lagos, in the Lagos magisterial district, did conspired to shoot one Rev. Pat Ogechi Dennah attributing same to a boy yet to be identified, to kill her and the said boy shot her with a gun and wounded her on the left shoulder and thereby committed an offense punishable under section 338 of the criminal code cap. C17 Vol. 11 laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2003.”
Bimbo had pleaded not guilty to all the charges and was subsequently granted bail in the sum of N100 000 and two sureties in like sum with an order that the sureties must be resident in Lagos.