Men of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, CIID, Lagos State Police Command, Panti-Yaba, yesterday, charged 17 suspects arrested in connection with the killing of the Managing Director of Lagos Free Trade Zone, Lekki, Mr. Tajudeen Disu.
Disu was allegedly shot dead during an uproar between the indigenes of Okunraye Village, one of the communities that hosted the Free Trade Zone, and the management of the Zone on Monday.
Those brought before Chief Magistrate Folashade Botoku led-court include: Jaiye Dele,40; Alhaji Tajudeen Jegede, 68, Chief Kayode Raufu, 60; Saidi Akanni, 41; Raufu Agunreje 31, Sunday Bulus 30; Taiwo Oyelade, 21; Abiola Ogunsanwo,20.
Others are; Stephen Okuriaye 20; Taiwo Gafar 38; Banji Agunrege 37; Ahmed Gafar 25; Moses Okoro 30, Talabi Onadri 43; Ipaye Oriyomi 25; Yusuf Quadri 23 and Tunde Yusuf 27.
The prosecution led by the Head of Legal Department, CIID, Chief Superintendent of Police, Enoch Edobor, informed the court of a remand application brought against the suspects in pursuant to Section 264(1)(2) of the Administration Criminal Justices of Lagos State, 2011.
He urged the court to remand the suspects in prison custody pending when the police complete investigations on the matter.
However, lawyers to the suspects, F. C. Morka; Ola Ogunbiyi and Enitinwa urged the court to refuse the remand application brought against their clients by the prosecution.
The trio argued that the court has no jurisdiction to grant the remand application, as it is not the competent court to try them.
They therefore urged the court to dismiss the remand application.
However, Botoku dismissed the submissions of the defence counsels, saying what the prosecution filed before the court was a remand application and not a charge.
She consequently ordered that the suspects be remanded in CIID’s custody for the first 30 days.
The matter was adjourned to November 16.

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