Nigerian police officer accused of killing traditional ruler remanded in custody

Police officers are more efficient in gunning down innocent Nigerians

Wasiu Adesina, the police officer charged with the murder of an Ikorodu chief, has been remanded into custody by an Ebute Metta Magistrate Court in Lagos, the Vanguard reported. According to the reports, Adesina will be kep in custody, pending advice from Director of Public Prosecution, DPP. Earlier reports claimed that the 35-year-old police officer had shot and killed Chief Jacob Bamgbelu on 10 November 2011, at Itokin Road, Ikorodu, Lagos State.

Nwabueze Sunday, the prosecutor on the case, confirmed that the accused has been charged with one count of murder, according to the Vanguard. Adesina was unable to enter his plea in court today and the Magistrate, S.O. Matepo had ordered that he remain in custody until further instructions are given by the DPP. The counsel for the accuse, Sporgon Ataene, had pleaded with the courts to have Adeshina remanded to police custody at the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Panti Street, Yaba, Lagos, rather than prison. Matepo adjourned the case till December 14, 2011.

culled from Channels TV