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OPC member, man granted bail over murder charge

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A member of the Odu’a Peoples Congress (OPC), Rafiu Idowu and and a man, Musa Idris, charged with murder, were on Tuesday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The duo of Idowu, 35, and Idris, 39, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Ajibade, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

She said the accused could not be linked to the crime after reading the case file.

“The accused were only rounded up because they were at the crime scene, therefore, they are hereby admitted to bail,”
she ruled.

She also ordered that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for
advice.

Earlier, Police Prosecutor Kehinde Olatunde said the accused had committed the offences on May 27 at 10.00 p.m. at Alakoto
Roundabout, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos.

He said Idris and Idowu conspired and murdered a man, Chibuzo Enejide,27, by stabbing him on the chest with a knife.

The offences contravened Sections 222 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The case has been adjourned until Nov. 12. (NAN)

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