Mr.Murtala was slammed with a four count charges by the police SIB unit in minna at the chief magistrate court 8.
Ruling on a bail application the presiding magistrate, fatima Auna held that,the court refused bail on the ground that it lacks the jurisdiction to grant bail to an accused person charged under section 229 of the Penal code –
Which is an attempt to commit Culpable Homicide
The accused is therefore advised to approach the High Court and apply for bail.
It will be recalled that this Newspaper reported how Mr. Murtala in a near miss ran his car to hit Mr Muhammad Baba of the Niger state urban development board after an illegal construction he was carrying out was demolished by the official of the board.
Similarly Mr Murtala has threatened to sue this newspaper over the story for which the newspaper said it stands by its story.
The case is adjourned till the 5th of march,2018.