​Baale, 3 Others Involved in Burying Policeman Alive, Sent to Prison

The Baale of Osoroko community in Ibeju-Lekki, near Lagos, Olusegun Oyiri, 61 and three others, who allegedly buried Inspector of Police, Sunday Musa, alive, have been remanded in prison. .

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, gave the order on Friday after they were arraigned.

Their pleas of the accused men were not taken.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Salawu, ordered that they should be kept at the Ikoyi Prisons, pending advice from the Lagos State director of public prosecutions.

She adjourned until August 31 for ruling on the bail application of the community leader while further hearing in the case of the three men was adjourned until Sept. 21.

The prosecutor, ASP. Fidelis Dike, told the court that the three men committed the crime on November 29, 2016, at Osoroko community.

He alleged that the accused men abducted the policeman while he was on patrol duty in the community took his gun and ammunition to the house of the Baale.

The policeman was whisked to Ebute-Lekki, where his hands were tied behind his back, and then buried alive, he told the court.

Musa’s corpse was later discovered and exhumed seven months after.

His completely decayed body was found in a shallow grave while his AK 47 rifle with two magazines and 30 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition were recovered at the Baale’s house, he said.

The offences contravene Sections 223 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 223 stipulates death sentence for convicts.

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