By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
An Ilorin Magistrate’s Court has granted Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, detained since Friday by the police bail in the sum of N500,000.
Ibrahim who represents Kwara South in the Senate was arrested by the police last Friday in connection with a political violence that occurred in his Ojoku country home early last week.
He was granted bail alongside nine other suspects by Magistrate Bio Saliu.
They were charged for allegedly inciting disturbance of public peace and for firing at a campaign train in Ojoku, Oyun Local Government Area of the state, an action that allegedly led to the death of one Samuel Abidemi Adeosun.
The Officer In Charge of Legal Department, Kwara State Police Command,DSP Adeyemi Ajibola prayed the court to grant an adjournment.
Barr. Tunde Olomu and Barr. Rasaq Bola Gold who represented Senator Rafiu and other defendants urged the court to invoke section 36 (5) and section 128 of the constitution to admit the defendants to bail saying they are still presumed innocent until proved otherwise.
In his ruling, Magistrate Bio admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N500, 0O0, two sureties each in the like sum in which one of them must own a landed property.
The matter is however adjourned to 28th March, 2019 for further mention.