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Court Remands 3 OPC Members over Murder, Arson

Court Remands 3 OPC Members over Murder, Arson

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Wednesday, ordered that three members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged arson.

Recall that the three OPC members were detained by the police for arresting the suspected Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili

The police charged Awodele Adedigba, 45; Dauda Kazeem, 38, and Hassan Ramon, 33,  with three counts of conspiracy, murder and arson.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olaide Hamzat, who did not take the plea of the suspects, for want in jurisdiction,  ordered that they be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility, Oyo town.

Hamzat ordered the police to return the case file to the office of the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

He adjourned the matter until April 21, for mention.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Inspector Opeyemi Olagunju informed the court that the suspects on March 7,  at about 8 a.m. at Kajola village, Ayete,  allegedly caused the death of a 45-year-old woman.

He revealed that Awodele, Dauda and Hassan allegedly set fire to the house of the Ibarapa “warlord” Abdullahi Wakili,  valued at  N5 million.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 316, 324, 443 and 516 of the Criminal Code of Oyo State 2000.


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