Man who fled after killing truck conductor for ‘blocking’ his way, arraigned

Tunde Olatubosun

A fake Nigerian Army colonel, who shot dead a motorboy in Abeokuta over right of way, has been arraigned in court for murder and armed robbery.

Tunde Olatubosun on Thursday appeared before Magistrate Court 2, Isabo, Abeokuta in Ogun State on a four-count charge of murder, armed robbery, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, and impersonation.

According to the charge sheet, Mr. Olatubosun at about 9 a.m. on April 29 at Alaja Carwash, Leme Ewang Road, Abeokuta unlawfully killed Rasaq Kasali with a pump action gun.

The offence is “contrary to section 316(1) (2) (c) of the Criminal Code and punishable under section 319 of the Criminal Code vol 1 Revised Laws of Ogun State, Nigeria 2006”.

The charge further reads: “That you Olatubosun Tunde. M’ on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did have in your possession one pump action gun and forty-three live cartridges, which you could not give satisfactory account of it and thereby committed offence contrary to and punishable under section 3(1) of the robbery and firearms act cap (r) (11) laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004.

Mr. Olatunbosun was also charged with robbing a man, Emmanuel Toyin, of his Toyota Camry car valued at N2 million, at about 10 p.m. on March 20 at Osiele area of Abeokuta while armed with a pump action gun and forty-three live cartridges.

The offence is contrary to and punishable under section 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearm ‘Special Provision’ Act cap 389 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 1999.

Charge four reads: “That you Olatubosun Tunde ‘m’ on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did impersonate yourself ‎to be a member of Nigeria Army as a colonel in rank and which representation you know was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 108(2) of the Criminal Code Vol 1 Revised Laws of Ogun State Nigeria 2006.”

When the case was mentioned, the prosecutor, Moshood Hammed, a police sergeant, told the court that the police were still awaiting the advice of the state Director of Public Prosecution.

The Magistrate, M.A Akinyemi, thus ordered the accused remanded in prisons custody at Ibara, Abeokuta, and adjourned hearing in the matter to July 31.

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