A Lagos high court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square has commenced trial of the persons accused of killing David Imoh, the sound engineer.


On May 12, Imoh was beaten and set ablaze by a mob near a leisure facility where he was billed to work alongside a live band in the Lekki axis of the state.

The defendants in the case are Dahiru Ayuba, Susan Moses, Chigozie Anthony, Christopher Dauda, Joseph Tella and Sunday Azi.

In July, the Lagos government had arraigned them on six-count charge of conspiracy, murder, attempted murder and grievous harm before I. O. Harrison, the presiding judge.


At the time, Babajide Martins, the director of public prosecutions, claimed the defendants “unlawfully killed David Imoh, aged 37, by beating him severely and setting him ablaze.”

He also told the court that the defendants attempted to murder one Frank Olatunji and Philip Balogun, a keyboardist, by beating them to a pulp.

On Wednesday, the prosecution called on Balogun as its first witness to testify at the resumed hearing of the case.


In his account, Balogun told the court that the six defendants attacked him alongside Olatunji and the late Imoh.

The witness said he was injured on the head and ear and was admitted in the hospital — at the FMA, Yaba, and Ever Care Hospital — for five days.

The keyboardist claimed Moses, the third defendant, was the one who divulged where the late Imoh was hiding at a bar on the day of the incident.

He also said the second defendant in the case coordinated assault on them.


Balogun further told the court that he is still receiving eye treatment in Ikeja since the incident occurred.

In his ruling, the judge adjourned the case until November 29 for continuation of trial.

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