February 27, 2020
Judiciary

Court Discharges, Acquits Former Chief Whip Over Sugar’s Death

An Oyo state High Court sitting in Ibadan, has discharged and acquitted former Oyo state House of Assembly chief Whip, Mr. Olafisoye Akinmoyede and three others of allegation of murder.

Mr. Olafisoye Akinmoyede, Alhaji Rafiu Adebayo, Alhaji Rasheed Oladele and Kazeem Ayinde were alleged to have been involved in the murder of Hon. Temitope Olatoye (A.K.A. sugar).

Delivering the judgement, Justice Maruf Adegbola, said that the prosecution counsel did not bring any evidence to show that the defendants were at the scene of the crime and that the evidence before the court exonerated the defendants.

Justice Adegbola said that the prosecution had not established any nexus to connect any of the defendants to the murder of Olatoye therefore held that the prosecution had not proved any of the ingredients relating to the charges against the defendants. 

The Judge said that the prosecution failed to establish the charges brought against the defendants and then discharged and acquit the defendants.

It would be recalled that Hon. Temitope Olatoye a former House of Representatives for Lagelu/Akinyele Federal constituency in Oyo state, was shot to death on March 9, 2019.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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