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Olatoye Sugar’s Murder: Court Grants Oyo Chief Whip, Lafi N50m Bail

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By Abiodun Ogunrinde, Ibadan

A High Court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday admitted Olafisoye Akinmoyede, Chief Whip of the
Oyo State House of Assembly, who was allegedly linked to the murder of Rep. Temitope Olatoye, alias ”Sugar”, to bail in the sum of N50 million.

Olatoye who represents Lagelu/Akinyele Federal
Constituency was shot dead on March 9, around Lalupon garage.

Admitting Akinmoyede to bail, Justice Mashud
Abass, ordered him to produce two sureties in like sum one of who must be a civil servant not below GL14 or member of the state House or
National Assembly members.

Abass ordered that the second surety must be anblood relation with landed property worthy N50
million.

Earlier, the judge, frowned at the action of the
police, describing it as ”arrogant, unlawful and
unconstitutional.

”The practice of the police making arrests before
investigation is not proper.

“The power of the police to arrest and detain is not in doubt but the constitution stipulate that any
person detained must be arraign within 24 hours.

“The remand order obtained by the police from an
Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court expired on April 4
and detaining the applicant beyond this period is
fragrant disobedient to the constitution.

“Obedience to court order should be the
responsibility of all who believe in the stability of
Nigeria,” Abass said

The judge said the police has not provided any
justification that would warrant the court not to
grant bail to the applicant.

NAN reports that Akinmoyede, through his
counsel, Mr Michael Lana filed an enforcement of
fundamental human rights suit against the police
for detaining his client since March 11, without
charging him to court.

The counsel had urged the court to declare the
continue detention of his client in police custody
in Abuja has unlawful and a violation of his
fundamental human right.

He urged the court to grant bail to his client pending the arraignment of his client at the court
of law.

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