Nigerian House Leader Detained Over Killing Of Union Boss Released
Teslim Folarin, Nigeria’s Senate leader, remanded in custody nine days ago, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder was released Thursday, his lawyer, Rotimi Akeredolu said.
Akeredolu said the police filed a motion at a Magistrate’s court to withdraw the charges against him. Folarin, 47, was alleged by the police to have conspired with three other men and others at large to cause the death of Lateef Salako, a national transport union leader, in Ibadan, capital of Nigeria’s southwestern Oyo state, on Dec. 30, 2010.
Salako, leader of a faction of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Oyo state, was shot dead as the ruling People’s Democratic Party was picking delegates to elect its candidates for April’s general election.
The three others accused are Ramoni Bankole, Olaide Raji and Raimi Ismaila. They were also released from custody.
-By Obafemi Oredein, 234 2 7510489