Osogbo Magistrate Court Remands Six for Alleged Desecration of Shrine

A chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo has ordered the remand of six persons for alleged conspiracy, indecent act and malicious damage of property at the Osun- Osogbo shrine.

The accused persons are Tobiloba Isaac Jolaoso 27, Ladiva Aije 22, Juliet Semion 24, Ahmed Olasunkanmi 23, Adeniran Eritosin 29, and Tunde Jimoh 27.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Idoko John told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on July 25th, 2020 at about half past noon at Osun-Osogbo shrine, Osogbo.

Inspector Idoko alleged that the accused persons acted a drama which connoted indecent acts as Young ladies were half naked and the movie was published for public consumption. 

He further alleged that the accused persons desecrated the Osun-Osogbo traditional and religious ground.

The police prosecutor further told the Court that the accused persons unlawfully damaged window louvers of a police station.

The six accused persons pleaded not guilty to the allegations.

One of the accused told the court that they only went to the shrine for excursion where they took pictures. 

Counsel to the accused persons, Mr Tunbosun Oladipupo applied for bail arguing that the allegations were bailable offences.

In his ruling, the Magistrate, Mr Isola Omisade ordered the remand of the six accused persons in Ilesa correctional center.

He thereby adjourned the matter till September 17, 2020 for ruling on the bail application.

Adenitan Akinola

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