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Olukere Of Ikere, Ganiyu Obasoyin, Five Others Arraigned For Alleged Murder

The Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Ganiyu Obasoyin, was on Wednesday December 27 remanded by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged murder.

Others charged with the Olukere were; Ajewole Sunday, Adetowoju Bode, Kayode Michael, Olowolafe Tola and Aluko Taiwo.

According to a remand order form marked MAD/181fk/17, the accused persons were arraigned for conspiracy, attempted murder of Ayodele Osanyinbola and murder of Kolade Adefemi.

The offences are punishable under Section (1) and 319 (1) of Criminal Code Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012 within Ado-Ekiti Magisterial District.

Defence counsel, Mr. Ademola Adeyemi, urged the court to grant bail to the accused persons.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, opposed the bail application and pleaded that the court granted the remand request.

Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye refused the bail application and ordered the accused persons be remanded in prison pending theissuance of legal advice on the case.

Adegboye adjourned the case till January 8, 2018.

Some men, who were at the hotel owned by the Olukere, located at Gbemisola area of Ikere Ekiti to relax allegedly vandalized the hotel over disagreement that occurred among them.

On Christmas day, Olukere led thugs and men of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to launch a reprisal attack on those identified to have been involved in the Sunday fracas and one Kolade Adefemi was killed while Ayodeji Osanyinbola was seriously wounded.




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