Killer cop denied bail, remanded in prison custody

A Lagos Magistrates’ Court, Ebute Meta on Monday remanded in prison custody, dismissed police Corporal, Aremu Museliu, who allegedly killed a nursing mother.
Museliu was dismissed on September 17 by the police high command after he allegedly shot at a tricycle conveying Godwin Ekpo and his family around Isheri-Osun, for refusing to part with N100 bribe.
The bullet which injured Ekpo, who was riding the tricycle, allegedly killed his wife, Comfort Godwin on the spot.
Museliu was subsequently arraigned for murder and grievous harm on september 18, and was remanded in State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) custody in Panti, Yaba.
He was allwged to have shot his victims with his official rifle, AK 47, at Ijegun, at about 8pm, an offence punishable under Sections 221 and 243 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2011.
At the resumed hearing before Magistrate Afolashade Botoku prosecuting Godwin Osuyi kicked against the bail application filed by Museliu’s lawyer.
Delivering her ruling,  the Magistrate turned down the bail application and ordered that Museliu be remanded in Prison Custody pending.
She ruled that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Director,  Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice and adjourned the case till November 25.
Meanwhile,  Dr. Joe Odumakin led Women Arise for Change to the court premises to demand justice for Comfort and her family.
Voice of the Masses recalled that Odumakin on October 1, organised a birthday party for the child who was being cuddled by his mother when the bullet hit her, splashing her blood all over him.
Although she did not live to witness her son’s first birthday,  Odumakin and her crew ensured the baby had a memorable celebration, tagged “birthday for justice.”



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