Traditional Ruler Arraigned for Alleged Conspiracy to Defraud

The traditional Head of Igoba Community in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State, the Obaloogun of Igoba, Chief Adinlewa Adeniyi has appeared before a State High Court sitting in Akure on eight count charge of alleged conspiracy to commit felony and false pretence to defraud on land ownership in the town.

Chief Adinlewa and two other defendants, Chief Adegbola Omoye and  Adelana Aderemi were also arraigned before the court for alleged forgery of document and breach of peace.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the offences while their lawyers prayed the court to grant them bail as the offences are bailable.

Ruling on the bail application, Justice Bode Adegbehingbe granted the defendants bail to the tune of N500, 000 each with a tax payer surety residing within the court’s jurisdiction.

Justice Adegbehingbe subsequently adjourned the suit till 6th, June, 2020 for hearing.

Leke Adegbite

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