Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court has warned members of the public to stop leaving charms in his courtroom.
Oshodi gave the warning on Monday, November 20, 2023, as the trial of five men charged with the murder of one Ifeanyi Etunmuse, began.
“No one should leave charms in my courtroom. It should not be repeated. A talisman was found after the last adjourned date in the murder case,” he said.
The judge, who referred to the charm as ‘property’, warned the courtroom audience, “Do not leave your property here again. It does not work anymore.”
Etunmuse, a grassroots politician and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was killed in 2021, in his office at the Western Funeral Home Limited Cemetery in Ijede Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu at the heat of the primary election.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Lagos State Government brought charges against the five suspects: Atunrase Omolabi, Shittu Olawale, Olaide Opeifa, Olanrewaju Adebiyi aka Maja, and Jamiu Omosanya aka Orobo.