Court Remands Eight for Attempted Murder of Osun PDP Chieftains

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An Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo has remanded eight persons for the attempted murder of two Peoples’ Democratic Party members.

The eight accused persons: Olaniyan Jelili, 53years; Awotunde Nureni, 35years; Nurudeen Taoheed, 30years; Tiamiyu Olamide, 38years; Zacchaeus Awosogba, 41years, Onikola Adekunle, 46years; Rasaki Lawal, 44years; and Adebisi Aditu, 45years were alleged for attempted murder, assault and breach of public peace.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun told the court that the eighth accused persons and others now at large, on February 10, 2020, at about 4:00 pm at PDP Secretariat Osogbo conspired among themselves to commit felony to wit: Attempted Murder, Assault Occasioning Harm, Assault and Conduct Likely to Cause Breach of Peace.

“They unlawfully attempted to kill one Diran Odeyemi by hitting him with sticks on his head which made him unconscious for hours”.

He added that they unlawfully assaulted one Akin Adeyi by hitting him with fist blows and slaps. They conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace.

Inspector Elisha said the offence committed by the eight accused persons contravene section 516, 320(1), 355, 351and 249(d) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. Il Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

They all pleaded not guilty to the five-count charge preferred against them.

Counsels to accused persons Sina Adeniran and Nurudeen Kareem made an oral bail application for their clients but the prosecutor opposed it.

The prosecutor opposed on the ground that “the offence committed by the defendant is a most heinous offence if granted bail they will jump bail and they will interfere with the witness in the matter”.

The Magistrate, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara remanded all the accused persons to Ilesha Correctional Facility and adjourned the case to March 6th for ruling on bail.

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