Arrested by the Lagos State Police Command a few weeks ago for allegedly being in possession of illegal arms, former factional leader of Oyo State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mukaila Lamidi alias Auxiliary, was on Monday moved to Ibadan and charged to court on a two count charge of murder and felony.
The Lagos Police Command had said after answering questions on alleged possession of illegal firearms, Auxiliary would be transferred to Oyo State Police Command to answer to issues of murder against him.
Auxiliary was declared wanted along with another factional leader and veteran NURTW chieftain, Alhaji Lateef Akinsola a.k.a Tokyo, three years ago, following the killings at Iwo Road, Ibadan where a 500 level medical student among others were murdered in cold blood.
Auxiliary was arranged at the Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court on a two-count charge of murder and felony.
Inspector Banujoh Samson, the Prosecutor, said Lamidi and others at large had on March 2 at about 10.p.m. at Mustard Filling Station, Iwo Road, Ibadan did conspire with others still at large to commit felony and murder.
After the charges were read to him, Auxiliary pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate O.K Omotosho did not, however, take his plea. He ordered that he be remanded in Agodi prison custody. He later adjourned the case to June 18.
Auxiliary had claimed in an interview with WESTERN POST that his ordeal was political, saying it was the handwork of the All Progressives’ Party (APC) government of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State.