Alleged murder: Court admits 5 Dowen College students to N1m bail each

NEWS DIGEST – A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ court in Lagos on Tuesday admitted five Dowen College students, charged with the alleged murder of their 12-year-old schoolmate to bail in the sum of N1million each.

The police charged the boys who are minors with conspiracy and homicide.

Chief magistrate Olatunbosun Adeola, after hearing the bail application from the defendants’ counsel, ordered the defendants to produce two sureties each in like sum.

Mrs Adeola said that one of each of the defendants’ sureties must be their parent, and must swear an affidavit of compliance.

She further held that the international passports of all the defendants must be submitted to the court, their residence must be verified by the prosecutor and they must stay within 2km of their residence at all times.

Defence counsel, Ifeoma Eson, A.E. Amah, Godwin Omoaka (SAN), Eze Ajibo represented Begue and Michael Ayinla were in court for the minors.

The defendants were on Dec. 9, remanded in a juvenile home over the death of their schoolmate who was allegedly attacked in a case of bullying while in school.

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