NURTW chieftain, Tokyo not on police wanted list – Counsel

NURTW chieftain, Tokyo not on police wanted list – Counsel

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:56 pm

Ibadan – Alhaji Lateef Akinsola, a chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Oyo State, is not on the wanted list of the police, his counsel, Mr Debo Adeleke, has said.

Adeleke stated this on Wednesday in Ibadan while reacting to speculations that Akinsola, popularly known as Tokyo, was on the wanted list of the police.

The counsel, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said Akinsola was never on the wanted list of the police in connection with the violence in Ibadan on June 4, 2011.

“To put the records straight, our client, Alhaji Lateef Akinsola (a.k.a Tokyo), was never wanted and he is still not wanted in connection with the mayhem and unfortunate violence that occurred at Iwo road on June 4, 2011.

“Shortly after the incident, the Nigerian Police Force invited our client for interrogation after which our client approached the Federal High Court Ibadan in suit no FHC/IB/CS/95/2011.

“He was not only exonerated but discharged and acquitted for the alleged unfortunate incident,” he said.

Adeleke said retired Justice J.E. Shakarho delivered the court ruling on Dec. 20, 2011, adding that it would be wrong for anyone to insinuate that his client was involved in any murder case or violence in the state.

He said any statement or publication to the contrary would denigrate his client and bring him to public ridicule.


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