Baale, Son Docked for Alleged Murder of Hotelier

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Akinwale Akintunde

A traditional ruler, Baale of Temidire Community in Alagbado area of Lagos State, Alhaji Nojeem Abioye and his son, Wahab, were yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for the murder of an hotelier, Alhaji Rasaki Olaniyan Olatunji, popularly known as Tunji Alaso.

The duo were arraigned before Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and Murder contrary to Sections 409 and 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

The Baale was accused of leading some thugs in the community to attack the deceased during a protest organised by the people of the community on July 20, 2015.

According to police investigation, the deceased escaped the first attack and immediately left the scene of the protest to report the incident at Alagbado Police Station.

The police alleged that thereafter, the deceased and some police officers went back to the scene and the deceased was attacked again.

“This time, it was the Baale who held him on the neck while two of his thugs, Taofeek Olori and Idowu Terror now at large held his hands.

“The Baale’s son, Wahab hit the deceased with a shovel on the head while Olori stabbed the deceased severally on his body,” the police investigation revealed.