Murder: Oyo court orders remand of ex-NURTW chief

An Ibadan Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku on Monday ordered the remand of a former chieftain of the Oyo State National Union of Road Transport Workers, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi.
The accused, popularly known as Auxilliary, was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.
Senior Magistrate Kehinde Omotosho, who ordered the remand of the accused in Agodi prison, did not take his plea through his counsel, Olumuyiwa Makinde.
Omotosho directed the prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Falola, to forward duplicate copies of the case file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution to obtain legal advice.
Earlier, Falola had alleged that the accused conspired with others still at large to commit murder.
Falola said the accused and others at large caused the death of one Adekunle Oladipupo by shooting him with a gun.
The offence, the prosecutor said, was committed on March 2 at about 10.10am at Mustard Filling Station, Iwo Road, Ibadan.
Falola said the offences contravened Sections 319 and 324 of the Criminal code, Cap. 38, Vol 11, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The case was adjourned till June 18.