An Ikeja High Court in Lagos has dismissed the murder charge against the Chairman of Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Moshood Salvador.

The court, which was presided over by Justice Obafemi Adamson, on Tuesday, dismissed the charge after he had looked at the submissions from the counsel in a suit challenging the charge filed by Salvador against the state.

Justice Adamson, in his ruling, considered the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) which investigated the case and could not hold Salvador guilty of the offences as charged.

Soetan Olaitan, who is an Assistant Director in the office of the DPP,  had told the court that there was a new development in Salvador’s prayers in the counter-suit.


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The Chairman’s lead counsel, Pedro Lawal, in reacting to that, told the court that the matter had been overtaken by events.

Salvador and ten others were remanded in Ikoyi prison over the alleged murder of the late Adeniyi Aborisade, the Chairman of Apapa Local Government Area (LGA) PDP by a Yaba Magistrate Court in July.

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Aborishade was murdered during a fracas following a visitation of the party's Chairman and members of the executive in Eti Osa LGA.

The late Aborishade was shot in the leg. He was taken to First Foundation Hospital in Obalende where he later died.

His demise culminated in the arrest of the state Chairman and 10 others who were charged to the Yaba Magistrate Court and were later remanded in the Ikoyi Prison pending the advice of the DPP.

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