Judiciary

Shasha Crisis: 7 Suspects Remanded In Prison

An Ibadan magistrate court has ordered the remand of seven suspects arrested in connection with the Shasha Market crisis in Abolongo Correctional Facility in Oyo state.

The suspects who are being alleged of arson and murder during the Shasha market crisis are Tajudeen Oladunni, Saburi Lawal, Ojo Joshua, Adekunle Olanrewaju, Olagunju James, Rasaq Yahya, Olaide Olawuyi, and six others.

At the hearing the Police prosecutor, Foluke Oladosu alleged that the suspects razed two houses belonging to Adelabu Ibrahim, a trader, and caused damages worth 50 million naira.

The police also alleged that the suspects burnt down a house belonging to Osuolale Akindele and destroyed property worth 20 million naira.

The Magistrate I.O. Osho, did not take the plea of the suspects “for want in jurisdiction”.

She ordered the police to return the case file of the defendants to the office of the Oyo State Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, for legal advice, while the suspects were remanded in custody.

Thereafter, the case was adjourned till May 11 for mention.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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