A 37-year-old impaired Nigerian man, Ajayi Adetola, who put over the most recent five years in Kirikiri Medium Prison over an offense he was blameless of, has been released and absolved by a Lagos State High Court.
Ajayi was charged on tallies of theft, taking and connivance by agents of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, after SARS agents had captured his previous associate, Rashidi Sikiru, for purportedly taking a vehicle.
At the point when the suspect was said to have been tormented by the policemen who solicited him to name different individuals from his pack, he dragged the crippled Nigerian man in.
Punch reports that after Adetola’s insight quit coming to court in the wake of gathering N300,000 from his family, the judge was said to have doled out the case to an attorney from the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender.
The legal counselor who talked with Sikiru, said he admitted to have specified Adetola in the warmth of police torment. Sikiru, additionally affirmed amid the trial that the handicapped Nigerian man from Abeokuta, Ogun State indigene, was guiltless.
Equity Kudirat Jose who conveyed judgment on the issue, indicted for taking and condemned him to four years’ detainment, while she released and absolved Adetola on all the three tallies.
Review that in October 2017, a 41-year-old Kansas local, Lamonte McIntyre, who was wrongly indicted a twofold murder, was sans set in the wake of putting in 23 years in prison.
McIntyre was initially sentenced at 17 years old on the declaration of witnesses who later abjured. Prosecutors displayed no physical proof or thought process to attach him to the 1994 homicides.
A judge was rethinking the case in court hearings that were planned to last into one week from now, when the new prosecutor for the situation said in a news discharge that new data give occasion to feel qualms about witness ID of McIntyre as the executioner, and that a jury may have not indicted him.
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