2 Suspected Mushin Gangsters Remanded


The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, have arrested two suspected Mushin hoodlums identified as Abeeb Otudara, 22, a.k.a. 60 Cent and Azeez Lawani, 27, a.k.a. Ogor, for allegedly attempting to kill Olajimi Oluwoye by shooting at him.

They were arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on a two-count charge of felony to wit, attempt to kill.

The police alleged that the accused were arrested following a complaint by Olajimi Oluwoye that the accused and others (now at large) in January 2011 stormed his residence and opened fire on him and others inside the toilet where they had hidden to avoid stray bullets from hitting them during the Mushin gang war.

Following the report, a police team led by Inspector Oluwemimo Banjoko stormed Mushin and arrested the accused in their hideout at Ogun Mokun Street, by Railway Line, Lagos.

The police after their investigation, arraigned them before the Igbosere Magistrate’s Court for attempted murder.

The offences, according to Philips Osijale, contravened Sections 409 and 228 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

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The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them in the open court and the presiding Magistrate Mrs. F. O. Aigbokhaebo, admitted them on bail in the sum of N1 million each, with two sureties in like sum who must be gainfully employed in a reputable company.

The magistrate also directed that the sureties must be landed property owners in the Lagos Magisterial District.

She adjourned the matter till 21 March 2012 for menton.

The accused were moved to Ikoyi Prison when they could not perfect their bail conditions before close of legal matters for the day.

—Paul Iyoghojie

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