Court Grants NURTW Chairman Kunle Poly N1M Bail

A N1 million bail has been granted to Azeez Lawal aka Kunle Poly, the Lagos Island Branch B chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) by a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.

Kunle Poly, 48, was charged alongside Adekanbi Wahab, 38.

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Chief Magistrate Linda Balogun noted on Monday that a prima facie case had been established against the defendants, according to the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

According to Balogun, Lawal is to be tried for accessory after the fact to murder while Wahab will face trial for membership of an unlawful society.

She added that the DPP advised that three other defendants, whose names were mentioned in the advice though they were charged separately from the two defendants, should be discharged.

Balogun also transferred the case to a high court.

The chief magistrate granted each of them N1 million bail and also ordered that the defendants should produce two sureties each as part of the bail condition.

She held that one of the sureties must be a traditional ruler or religious leader, adding that both sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Balogun ruled that a self-employed person would not stand as the surety, adding that any civil servant wishing to stand as the surety must get a letter from the head of service of Lagos State.

Balogun adjourned the case until May 11 for report on filing of the case at a high court.

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