JUST IN: NURTW chieftain ‘Kunle Poly’, reportedly sent to Prison

JUST IN: NURTW chieftain ‘Kunle Poly’, reportedly sent to Prison

The Yaba Chief Magistrate Court has sent an executive of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos, Alhaji Azeez Adekunle Lawal popularly known as “Kunle Poly” to the Ikoyi prison.

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

But following the expiration of the first remand, the Yaba Court ordered that Kunle Poly be detained at Ikoyi prison for another 30 days.

Kunle Poly, who is being detained alongside one Adekanbi Wahab, aged 38, 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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