The Chief of Staff to Gov. Seyi Makinde, Chief Bisi Ilaka, has been acquitted of the murder charge levelled against him by the state government in 2018.
Justice K.B Olawoyin of the Oyo State High Court on Monday handed down the judgement and also ordered the police to return to Ilaka his licensed firearm and other materials taken from him before the commencement of the trial.
Ilaka, alongside with his security attaché, Temitayo Alamiyo, were standing trials over a pandemonium that broke out at the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, during Orayan festival on September 8, 2018, leading to the death of three persons.
Ilaka was then Oyo Central senatorial district candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and he, and Alamiyo were remanded in Agodi prisons where they were held for 18 days before they were granted bail few days before the primary election for the election in which he emerged winner.