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UPDATE: Security guard who murdered LASPOTECH student jailed

In the aftermath of the arrest and eventual arraignment in court of one Adeola Ogunsanwo, a security guard attached to the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) for killing an expelled student of the student suspected to be a cultist, the suspect has been remanded in prison.

Recall that InsideMainland earlier reported in February 2018, the shooting by the suspect which led to the eventual death of an expelled student of the Polytechnic identified as Ahmed Amoo.

During the court hearing yesterday, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos Mainland, the guard stood trial on two counts of unlawful possession of gun and murder.

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His plea was not taken and he was ordered to be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.

Police Prosecutor, Kehinde Omisakin told the court that the accused used a pump action rifle with No. 16-6211 to shoot Amoo, shattering his knees.

The offences contravened sections 223 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Komolafe, remanded the accused at Ikoyi Prisons pending DPP’s advice and adjourned the case until May 5, 2018.

It would be recalled that the killing which occurred in the school’s premises led to apprehension in the school community with some students observing a stay at home and not attending lectures.

The school management had to engage the services of private security agents, men of the Department of State Services as well as local vigilance groups to work alongside Police detectives and the school security in a bid to ensure normalcy returns to the school.



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