From Jimoh Joseph, Ado-Ekiti
The Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, was on Wednesday remanded by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged murder.
He was arraigned, with others, in connection with violence which erupted shortly after Obasoyin inaugurated his hotel located in Gbemisola area of the
town on Friday.
Suspected thugs had allegedly vandalized the hotel over a statement made by Obasoyin which they believed was against the interest of a Governorship aspirant who hails from the town.
The supporters of Obasoyin’s were said to have launched a reprisal attack on those identified as the perpetrators on Monday which claimed the life of one
Others charged with the Olukere on an order to remand filed by the
Commissioner of Police were Ajewole Sunday, Adetowoju Bode, Kayode
Michael, Olowolafe Tola and Aluko Taiwo.
According to the remand order form marked MAD/181fk/17, the accused
persons were charged with conspiracy, attempted murder of Ayodele
Osanyinbola, and murder of Kolade Adefemi.
The offences are punishable under Section (1) and 319 (1) of Criminal
Code Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012 within Ado-Ekiti Magisterial
District on or about the 25th December, 2017.
Defence counsel, Mr. Ademola Adeyemi, urged the court to grant bail to
the accused persons.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, opposed the bail application and pleaded that the court granted the remand order
Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye refused the bail application and
ordered the accused persons to be remanded in prison pending the
issuance of legal advice on the case.
Adegboye adjourned the case till 8th of January, 2018.