Murder: Court admits police pistol as evidence


LAGOS— A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, Monday, received a pistol and a 38mm bullet allegedly used by Sgt Olowojoyin Abolade, 43, in killing one Yusuf Omole whom he allegedly shot at close range in the chest.

During the proceeding, counsel to the defendant, Mr O. Ajanaku, on observing the exhibits raised no objection as they were marked by the court as Exh P5 and Exh P6.

In the charge LCD/99/2010, the prosecutor told the court that the offence was contrary to Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C 17 Vol 2, Laws of Lagos State 2003.

The sergeant who last served at the Nigeria Police Division, Iponri is facing a one-count-charge of murder, to which he had pleaded not guilty but remanded in Ikoyi prison.

After listening to PW 2 (Supol Sunday Nwabueze), the trial judge, Justice Ebenezer Adebajo, adjourned the matter to June 10 for continuation of trial.

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