October 22, 2018

APC Primary Election: Court remand’s thug in prison custody over alleged attempted murder


By Onozure Dania

Lagos- A 42 year old thug Rasak Akinwale who allegedly attempted to murder a former Chairmanship aspirant in Kosofe Local Government area Ibrahim Mustapha during the All Progressive Congress, APC’s, primary elections has been remanded in prison custody.

Akinwale was ordered to be remanded in prison custody by Chief Magistrate Folashade Botoku, of an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.

The defendant is facing a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, attempted murder, treat to life and assault, preferred against him by the police.

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The incident occurred on October 4, 2018, at about 11.a.m, at Anthony village, in Adebayo Mokuolu Street, in Kosofe Local Government area of Lagos.

The defendant and others still at large was alleged, to have committed the offence, while armed with dangerous weapons, such as cutlasses, knives and broken bottles and attempted to murder Mustapha.

He was also alleged to have threatened to kill Mustapha, while armed with dangerous weapons.

Akinwale was further alleged to have unlawfully caused grievous bodily harm on the complainant by inflicting deep machete cuts on his head and other parts of his body, whilst armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, knives and broken bottles.

According to the Prosecutor Friday Mameh, the offence committed is Punishable Under Sections 411, 230, 232 and 245 of the Criminal law of Lagos State 2015, as amended.

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However the defendant pleaded not guilty, but his plea was not taken.

Consequently Magistrate Botoku ordered that the defendant should be remanded in prison custody pending the legal advice from the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution DPP.

She said that the file should be duplicated and sent to the DPP’s office for legal advice.

The case was adjourned till November 2, for report of DPP’s advice.