Tuesday, April 14

Sanusi's Children are after my life... Lagos judge cries out

According to a report by Punch, a Lagos magistrate, Justice Adeola Adedayo Akintoye has raised an alarm over an alleged death threat on her by two suspects who were to be tried before her. It was gathered that the suspects, Sulaiman Sanusi and Kehinde Sanusi, were in court for alleged unlawful possession of firearms.

The suspects, who are children of the late Lagos business mogul, Chief Abdul-Rasak Sanusi, are being prosecuted by the police, which also accused them of treating the court with contempt. Adedayo, who sits at the Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on the Lagos Island, raised the alarm at the resumed proceeding on Monday that she had received letters delivered to her residence from the suspects, who had yet to be arraigned.

The magistrate said she was disturbed that the suspects knew her house and had detailed her personal life in the letter. continue...

“I feel very threatened. Let the world know about it so that if anything happens to me and any member of my family the whole world will know who to hold. 
“I don’t know why a defendant should know my house. My life is at risk.
“Somebody is alleged to be in possession of firearms and he wrote letters to threaten my life, analysing my marital status, my family background and where I live, who I live with and how I move in and move out daily,” the magistrate said. 
She went further to threaten the lawyer to the Sanusi brothers, Gbolu Agbaje-Akadiri, with contempt of the court, saying she was not pleased with the counsel’s disposition to the matter. 
“I want the world to know about the threat, so that I will not be killed like others who have been killed in the past. If anything happens to me people will know who to hold responsible,” she said.

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