Judiciary

Iskilu: Court Remands OPC Members for Alleged Arson

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates Court sitting in Ibadan has ordered the remand of three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in a correctional centre for alleged arson.

The suspects are: Awodele Adedigba, 45;  Dauda Kazeem , 38, and Hassan Ramon, 33, with three counts of conspiracy, murder and arson.

The prosecution counsel, Insp. Opeyemi Olagunju told the court that the  suspects on March 7,  at about eight o clock in the morning at Kajola  village, Ayete, allegedly caused the death of a 45-year-old woman.

He said that Awodele, Dauda and Hassan allegedly set the house of the Ibarapa “warlord” Abdullahi Wakili,  valued at  N5 million on fire.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olaide Hamzat, who did not take the plea of the suspects, for want in jurisdiction, ordered that they be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo town.

The Cheif Magistrate ordered the police to duplicate the case file and send to the office of the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

He adjourned the matter untill April 21, for mention.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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