Attempted murder case: Bimbo Akinsanya to appear in Court March 30

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Bimbo Akinsanya

A  Magistrate Court in Ikeja, Lagos has fixed hearing in a murder case preferred against Yoruba popular actress, Miss Bimbo Akinsanya for March 30 this year.

She was  alleged to have  masterminded the killing of a Lagos based religious leader and Church Pastor Rev.Pat Ogechi Dennah.

As the case was mentioned in  the last  hearing on Wednesday December 21, 2012, Mr.A.O Isaac, presiding adjourned the case till March 30th 2012.

The actress, clad in a simple gown and a veil   was apparently subdued entering  the court. Her  face was covered probably to hide her identity and get her shielded away from photographers and other members of the press.. She wore a pair of slippers and was in a pensive mood before the court session.

She was escorted to the court by friends, relatives and a team of body guards preventing her from  public gaze and people reaching closer to  her.

Bimbo got into trouble precisely on the 28th October 2011, after Rev. Pat Ogechi Dennah was shot by an unknown gun man at 20,Samuel Street,Akowonjo,Egbeda, Lagos.

She allegedly masterminded  the murder attack.

When the matter came up on December 1 2011, the police prosecutor, Barth Nwokedi told the court that the actress identified the victim for a yet to be identified boy whom she allegedly contracted to shot at her (victim), adding that the boy who is still at large, aimed at Rev. Dennah’s head but only wounded her on her left shoulder.

The alleged offence according to the prosecutor, is contrary to and punishable under sections 338 and 516 of the criminal code, cap C17, vol. 11, laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.

The charges partly read; “ That you Bimbo Akinsanya and others now at large on 28 October, 2011 at about 2030hrs at no. 20 Samuel Street, Akowonjo Egbeda, Lagos, in the Lagos magisterial district, did conspired to shoot one Rev. Pat Ogechi Dennah attributing same to a boy yet to be identified, to kill her and the said boy shot her with a gun and wounded her on the left shoulder and thereby committed an offense punishable under section 338 of the criminal code cap. C17 Vol. 11 laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2003.”

Bimbo had pleaded not guilty to all the charges and was subsequently granted bail in the sum of N100 000 and two sureties in like sum with an order that the sureties must be resident in Lagos.