A Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Lagos State, on Monday, granted N1 million bail to the Lagos Island Branch B chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers charged with Alleged.
The NURTW Chairman, Azeez Lawal, who is popularly known as Kunle Poly is charged along with one Adekanbi Wahab.
Chief Magistrate, Linda Balogun, also transferred the case to a high court, stating that a prima facie case had been established against the defendants.
According to the Magistrate, 48-year-old Lawal is to be tried for accessory to murder while Wahab, 38, 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.
A lawyer from the DPP, Mrs O. R. Saliu, had told the court that the legal advice was ready and in the court’s file.
Following an application by counsel to both defendants, Mr Adeshina Okulana, who told the court that the defendants had been in custody for 78 days, the chief magistrate granted each of them one million Naira bail.
Balogun also ordered that the defendants should produce two sureties each as part of the bail condition.