Murder: Ekiti monarch, five others remanded in prison



An Ado-Ekiti Chief  Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, ordered that 50-year-old Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Obasoyin Ganiyu, and five other persons be remanded in prison over alleged conspiracy, attempted murder and murder.

The other accused persons are Ajewole Sunday, 25;  Adetowoju Bode, 27;  Kayode Michael, 31;  Olowolafe Tola, 32 and Aluko Taiwo, 32.

The accused were arraigned on a remand order request filed by Ekiti Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Chafe, who was also present at the  court’s  proceedings.

The remand order form with registration number MAD/181fk/17 alleged  that the accused persons committed the offences of  conspiracy, attempted murder of Ayodele Osanyinbola and murder of  Kolade Adefemi.

The offences are punishable under Sections 324, 320 (1) and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State,  2012.

The offences were said to have been committed  within Ado Ekiti Magisterial  District on Monday.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Okunade Johnson, urged the court to remand the accused persons  in prison pending receipt of  legal advice from the Office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The DPP, Mr Gbemiga Adaramola, also attended the court’s  proceedings.

The plea of the accused persons were not taken while  their counsel, Mr Ademola Adeyemi, pleaded  with the court to consider the nature of the case and  admit his clients to bail.

The prosecutor,  however,  opposed the bail application and pleaded with  the court to grant the remand order request.

Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye  refused the bail application and ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison pending the issuance of  legal advice on the case.

The case was adjourned till  January 8 for mention.


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