3 Face Trial for Killing Police Sergeant


Dapo Esan, 45, Fatai Akinyemi, 37 and Olawale, 35, have been arraigned before the Ebute Metta Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, Nigeria, for killing Pius Anoh, 36, a police sergeant.

The three accused persons, who were arraigned before Magistrate’s Court 7 on Monday, were alleged to have committed the act on 27 July, 2010, at Vulcanizer Bus Stop, Egbeda area of Lagos state, by stoning and macheting the deceased to death.

They were arraigned on a two count charge of felony to wit murder and unlawful killing, which the police said was punishable under Section 324 and 391 (1) of the Criminal code Cap. C17. Vol.2, laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.

The count two of the charge reads, “That you Dapo Esan, Fatai Akinyemi, Olawale and others still at large, on 27 July 2010, at about afternoon, at Vulcanizer bus stop, Akowonjo road, Egbeda, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill one Sergeant Pius anoh, 36, by stoning and macheting him on the head and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 319 (1), of the Criminal Code Cap. C 17, Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.”

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They pleaded not guilty to the charges, but they were ordered to be remanded in prison custody by the court magistrate, Mr. T. Abolarinwa, while the case was adjourned for trial.

Fighting broke out at the bus stop on Akowonjo Road, Egbeda area of the state, on 27 July, 2010, when a policeman was reportedly killed by street urchins popularly called area boys for allegedly killing a commuter bus driver.

It was gathered that many people were arrested by the police from the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID) Panti, Yaba, for killing the Sergeant.

—Paul Sanusi

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