Five teenagers and 18 others were on thursday arraigned abefore an
Osogbo Chief Magistrate court in connection with the mayhem that
occurred inEde on Monday where one person was allegedly killed.
It would be recalled that one Lukman Olalekan was reportedlykilled
during a fracas that ensued between the youths in the town, while
properties worth millions of naira were also destroyed.
Among those arraigned in connection with the crime are fiveunder-age
children in which there were three brothers: Oyebode Kehinde
(13),Oyebode Sakiru (13), Oyebode Abiodun (17), Nureni Jamiu (15) and
Adewale Muritala (17).
According to the charge sheet, the murder offence wascontrary and
punishable under Sections 516(A) and 316 of the criminal code.
The Police prosecutor, Mr. Promise Akanwa, told the courtthat the
accused persons unlawfully and maliciously damaged vehicles and
otherpersonal property of His Royal Majesty, the Timi of Ede, Alhaji
MunirudeenAdesola Lawal, and thereby committed an offence contrary to
and punishableunder Section 451 of the Criminal Code, cap 34, vol 2,
laws of Osun state,2003.
He alleged further that they “unlawfully, intentionally,improperly and
indecently offers indignity to the dead body of one LukmanOlalekan,
aka Elemon, by carrying his naked corpse all over Ede town andthereby
committed an offence that contravened the provision of section
242(b)of the criminal code.
While the plea of Kazeem, Afeez, Bukaminu and Wasiu were not taken as
they were ordered to be remanded in prison custody, others pleaded not
guilty to the allegations against them.
Their counsels, Mrs.Bose Dada, Mrs. Nnena Ngwu, Mrs. Muslimat Nagode,
Mr. Lekan Olayiwola, M.O Balogun and T.A Jimoh, urged the court to
grant the accused persons bail inthe most liberal term, promising that
they would not jump bail, if grantedbail.
The presiding magistrate, Mrs. Falilat Sodamade, granted each of the
accused person bail in the sum of #200,000, with two sureties inlike
sum and adjourned the case to January 14, 2015 for hearing.
Those remanded are: Olaoye Kazeem (21), Adewale Afeez (24),Lawal
Bukaminu (21) and Adebayo Wasiu (24).Those granted bails are:
Arogundade Mustapha (20), AlabiMutiu (22), Alade Aderemi (35), Fadairo
Faniyi (35), Adepoju Mukaila (48),Yusuf Muftau (30), Lateef Tirimisiyu
(35) and Babalola Sheu (19).
Others are: Ajuwon Adebayo (35), Oyeyemi Isiaka (32), RasakiSalami
(28), Oyeyemi Mubi (49), Buari Najimu (31) and Kolawole Ibrahim
(52).While those remanded in prison custody were charged with
abductionand murder, others were charged for malicious damage, breach
of peace and indecent assault.