Court Grants Kunle Poly N1m Bail
The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Azeez Lawal, popularly known as Kunle Poly has been granted bail for one million Naira by a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.
Lawal the Chairman of NURTW in Island Branch B in Lagos State is charged with murder along with one Adekanbi Wahab, 38.
The Chief Magistrate, Linda Balogun on Monday also transferred the murder case to a high court.
According to Balogun, a prima facie case had been established against the defendants.
Balogun noted that Lawal will be tried for accessory after the fact to murder while Wahab will face trial for membership in an unlawful society.
She added that the DPP advised that three other defendants, whose names were mentioned in the advice though they were charged separately from the two defendants, should be discharged.
A lawyer from the DPP, O. R. Saliu told the court that the legal advice was ready and in the court’s file.
The counsel to the defendants, Adeshina Okulana, told the court that the defendants had been in custody for 78 days, and the chief magistrate granted each of them one million Naira bail.
Balogun also ordered that the defendants should produce two sureties each as part of the bail condition.
She held that one of the sureties must be a traditional ruler or religious leader, adding that both sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
She held that a self-employed person would not stand as the surety, adding that any civil servant wishing to stand as the surety must get a letter from the Head of Service of Lagos State.
Balogun adjourned the case until May 11 for the report on the filing of the case at a high court.