Court orders remand of dismissed policeman over Monsurat Ojuade’s death

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Court orders remand of dismissed policeman over Monsurat Ojuade’s death


A Chief
Magistrate Court in the Yaba area of Lagos has ordered the 30-day remand of a
dismissed police sergeant, Samuel Phillips, pending the legal advice of the
State’s Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

Sergeant
Samuel Philips, who has been dismissed from the police force following the
conclusion of his orderly room trial, was brought before Chief Magistrate
Adeola Adedayo on Friday on a one-count charge for the alleged murder of an
18-year old lady, Monsurat Ojuade. Monsurat was said to have been hit by
a stray bullet on September 11 while the police were on criminal raid
investigations in the Ijeshatedo area of Lagos. She died on her way to the
hospital.

The one count charge said that Sergeant
Samuel Philips at about 11.30 pm at 53, Mogaji Street Ijeshatedo, unlawfully
released gunshots into the building which hit Monsurat on her two thighs and
led to her death. At the brief proceedings, the magistrate granted the
application made by the prosecutor for the remand of the defendant for thirty
days, pending the advice of the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

This
is because the magistrate court lacks the jurisdiction to hear a murder charge
and the DPP is to recommend that the murder trial be conducted at the State
High Court.

Further
hearings were adjourned to October 25.

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