By Jeffrey Ahonmisi

Seven self-acclaimed Oodua Nation agitators who invaded Amuludun FM 99.1 in Moniya Ibadan have been arraigned by the Nigeria Police at the Magistrate Court, Iyanganku Ibadan.

The seven defendants, Noah Atoyebi, Adeleke Gbenga, Abdulganiyu Mustapha, Bashiru Kehinde, Ifagbola Elijah, Oladapo Ajani and Rasheed Jimoh were arraigned on four counts charge of conspiracy, treason, and two counts of armed robbery.

Magistrate P O Adetuyi did not take the plea of the defendants and ordered their remand at the Abolongo Prison, Oyo.

Earlier, counsel to one of the defendants, Adeleke Gbenga, Barrister Abiodun Adeleke requested for medical attention for his client as he was shot during his arrest.

The prosecution, Inspector Folake Ewe did not object to the request.

Magistrate Adetuyi after noting that the case file would be duplicated and sent to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, DPP, for advice, adjourned the case to 13th of September, 2023.

Speaking with Radio Nigeria after the proceeding, counsel to one of the defendants, Barrister Abiodun Adeleke said he would apply for bail for his client when the case comes up at the high court.

Younger brother to one of the defendants, Oluwasegun Adeleke while pleading for mercy for his brother, said the defendant took unwise decisions due to his low level of education.

It would be recalled that suspected Oodua Nation agitators hijacked Amuludun 99.1 FM in Ibadan in the early hours of Sunday 28th of May this year.

The radio station, owned by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, was hijacked by the suspects around 6 o’clock in the morning, with various forms of charms and dangerous weapons.

The suspects also allegedly collected the staff valuables including mobile phones making it impossible for them to communicate with the outside world.

The alleged agitators took over the station and broadcast live for almost one hour.

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