Court Remands Suspected Looters in Osogbo

Osun State Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo the state capital has ordered the remand of eight men in prison for looting Akire palace

The accused persons are Akeem Okeowo 30, Hammed Raifu 34,Lakin Oyetade 35, Okeowo Saheed 29, Ibrahim Musiliu ,Ahmed SUNMONU 25,Kazeem Kamorudeen 18, Kolawole Opeyemi 23.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on October 26, 2020, at about 10:00am at Akire’s Palace, Ikire

He informed the court that the accused persons willfully and unlawfully broke and entered into Oba Olatunde Falabi’s palace and damaged two vehicles and other properties.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against them by the police

Defence Counsel, M.O Oyeyinka applied that the case should be transferred to Magistrate court Ikire

In her ruling, Magistrate Modupe Awodele ordered the remand of the accused persons in Ile-Ife correctional center

She ordered the police to refered the duplicate case file to the Directorate of public prosecution for advice and transfered the case to Ikire Magistrate court for mention on December 21,2002.

Adenitan Akinola

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