NIGERIA: COURT SENTENCES LAGOS NURTW CHAIRMAN TO DEATH BY HANGING
February 19, 2019:
Justice Olabisi Akinlade of the Lagos State High Court on 6 February 2019 sentenced the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Boundary/Aiyetoro unit area of the state, Saheed Arogundade, to death by hanging for the murder of a police officer. (Sources: pmnewsnigeria.com, 06/02/2019)
Akinlade ordered the execution of the convict after finding him guilty of conspiracy and murder of the police officer, Gbenga Oladipupo brought against him by the Lagos State Government.
The Lagos State Government had claimed that the condemned convict and others committed the crime on April 10, 2010 around 8.ooam at the Gbara junction of the Ayetoro area of Ajegunle, Lagos.
The government had said the deceased was stabbed to death by Arogundade and his cohorts while on his way to visit his mother at Olayinka street in the Ayetoro area of the state.