Sunday, December 29, 2013
Alleged killer DPO released on bail
Segun Fabunmi, who was accused of killing one Adedamola Daramola has
been released on bail.
Fabunmi was said to have shot Adedamola and injured three others at
Yaya-Abatan, Agege, Lagos, during the January 2012 protest against the
removal of fuel subsidy.
PUNCH Metrohad reported that Fabunmi, who is standing trial at a Lagos
High Court, Igbosere, was also charged with attempted murder and
causing grievous bodily harm on Alimi Abubakar, Egbujor Samuel and
Justice Olabisi Akinlade had on July 4, 2013, granted Fabunmi bail due
to poor health and admitted him to bail in the sum of N250m with two
sureties in like sum. She said the two sureties must be resident in
Lagos and had three years tax clearance.
Akinlade added that one of them must have landed property worth N100m,
while the other must be a director in either the state or federal
The trial judge held that based on medical evidence before the court,
it was incumbent on her to grant the accused bail for him to have
access to special medical attention which he would not likely get in
prison if denied bail.
Prisons authorities confirmed to our correspondent on the telephone on
Sunday that the former DPO had been released after meeting his bail
Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Prisons Service, Lagos State
Command, Mr. Biyi Jeje, said, "I was informed that Fabunmi was
released a few weeks ago from Kirikiri Maximum Prison after meeting
his bail condition."
The charges preferred against the ex-Chief Superintendent of Police,
read in part, "That you, Segun Fabunmi, on or about January 9, 2012,
about 9.30am, while on security patrol at Yaya Abatan Junction, Ogba
Agege, Lagos, in Ikeja Judicial Division, murdered one Adedamola
"That you, Segun Fabunmi, on or about January 9, 2012 at about 9.30a.m
while on security patrol at Yaya Abatan Junction, Ogba Agege, Lagos in
Ikeja Judicial Division did attempt to kill one Alimi Abubakar by
shooting at him with AK 47 rifle."
The alleged offences of murder was said to have contravened sections
221, 228 and 243 of the Criminal Law, No. 11, 2011.
The dismissed cop had pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred
against him by the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions.