Police Inspector sent to remand after declining to plea before chief Magistrate over murder case
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48 years old Dismissed Police inspector Edwin Apalowo brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday, have been sent to remand after declining to take his plea before the court over a murder case. The 48-year-old dismissed policeman was alleged of killing a 27-year-old-man, Malik Mohammed, at a night club, Crest Inn Club, Oshodi, Lagos State.
When the defendant was brought before the court, Chief Magistrate M.A. Ajiferuke did not take his plea.
Magistrate Ajiferuke ordered that Ola be remanded at the Nigeria Correctional Services custody for 30 days, pending advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Prosecuting Insp. Raphael Donney, had earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offence on November 29 at about 8.05 pm at the Club located on Balogun Street, Oshodi.
He alleged that the dismissed police inspector shot Mohammed with a gun on the head, causing him instant death.
Magistrate Ajiferuke has adjourned the case until January 27, 2020.
It would be recalled that the dismissed police inspector was among a team of policemen who were dispatched to the club in response to a complaint made by one Omowunmi Makinde, who said that she was being assaulted in the Club.
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