Court Grants Sen. Adeleke N2 Million Bail


Responding, the defence counsel , Simon Lough, opposed the application for adjournment, on the grounds that the orders of the court on which the application was predicated did not say that the defedant cannot be arraigned.


Lough, in addition, informed the court that the complainant had already filed an appeal against the orders of Justice Ekwo of the Federal High Court.


He, therefore, urged the court to dismiss the application and order the defendant to take his plea.


Ruling on the application for adjournment, the Magistrate held that going by the hierarchy of court, the Magistrate Court is bound by the orders of a High Court.


He further held that the court cannot stop the defendant from enjoying his fundamental rights as ordered by the High Courts.


However, Justice Zubaru declined to adjourned the matter indefinitely on the grounds that nowhere in the two orders of the two High Courts that the police was ordered not to arraign the defendant.


He subsequently ordered that the charge be read to Adeleke for him to take his plea.


The matter has been adjourned till June 24 for commencement of trial.


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