Ekiti traditional ruler, others detained over alleged murder

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The Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, was on Wednesday remanded by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly being implicated in the murder.

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They were arraigned in connection with violence which erupted shortly after Obasoyin inaugurated his hotel located in Gbemisola area of the town on Friday.

Suspected thugs vandalized the hotel over a statement made by Obasoyin which they believed was against the interest of a governorship aspirant who hails from the town.

Obasoyin’s loyalists allegedly launched a reprisal attack on those identified as the perpetrators on Monday which claimed the life of one Kolade Adefemi.

Others charged with the Olukere on an order to remand filed by the Commissioner of Police were Ajewole Sunday, Adetowoju Bode, Kayode Michael, Olowolafe Tola and Aluko Taiwo.

According to the remand order form marked MAD/181fk/17, the accused persons were charged with 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 on or about the 25th December, 2017.

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 order request.

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

Adegboye adjourned the case till 8th of January, 2018.

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