By Raymond Osho
SHAGAMU: An Ogun State High Court sitting in Sagamu on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, ordered that a notorious land grabber, Kamorudeen Lamina, popularly known as Sir. K. Oluwo, be remanded at the Sagamu Corrections Center pending the time when his counsel will file application for his bail.
Lamina, who is standing trial on a 7-count charge bothering on murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to kill among others, was re-arraigned “properly” at the High Court 4, presided over by Justice Olatunde Oyajinmi.
Prior to his re-arraignment, the notorious land grabber had earlier on Monday, October 28, 2019 been granted bail when he was brought before the Sagamu High Court 1 on condition that he was entitled to bail since the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) had failed in its responsibility to live up to expectations at prosecuting the matter.
But while he was still at the Correctional Service Center, the accused, along with one of his accomplices, Wale Ikudunni was re-arraigned at the High Court 4 in Sagamu on a 7-count amended charges.
In the amended charge, Lamina and Odusiti were accused of being responsible for the death of three persons: Akeem Odebaru and two others over a landed property situated at Ologun village in the Shimawa axis of Sagamu local government area of Ogun state, sometimes in March, 2011.
The DPP, A.A. Adewole urged that the two accused be remanded at the Corrections Service Center pending when his counsel will file application for his bail.
But counsel to the two accused: Barrister Abayomi Omotunbowa, who was standing in for Lamina and Barrister Ige Asonudara, also standing in for Ikudunni opposed the DPP’s request, praying the court to allow their clients to continue to enjoy the bail conditions earlier granted by the High Court 1 which they said was yet to be perfected.
It would be recalled that Sir. K. Oluwo had earlier in August 2019, been arraigned at the Sagamu Magistrate Court over the same matter when he was accused of leading some hoodlums to terrorise about 13 communities in both Ogun and Lagos states.
Ruling over the matter, the presiding judge, Justice Oyajinmi ordered the two counsels to appear before it again on November 14, 2019, when the matter will be brought up, stressing that the court is not bond to grant their prayers on that day, but may have to wait till January 2020.
He however, ordered that the two accused be remanded at the National Correctional Service Center in Sagamu till the adjourned date of November 14, 2019.