The Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Obasoyin Ganiyu, has been remanded in prison by an Ado-Ekiti
Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.
The 50-year-old oba, alongside five other persons, was ordered in there following allegations of 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.
They 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 alleged that the accused persons committed the offences of conspiracy, attempted murder of Ayodele Osanyinbola and murder of Kolade Adefemi.
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The offences were said to have been committed within Ado Ekiti Magisterial District on Monday.
They are punishable under Sections 324, 320 (1) and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor, Insp 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 pleas of the accused persons were not taken though their counsel Ademola Adeyemi pleaded with the court to consider the nature of the case and admit his clients to bail.
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 has been adjourned till Jan. 8
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