By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
An Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo on Wednesday ordered two female suspects to be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre over alleged attempted to murder State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola during #EndSARS protest in the state and vandalising Justrite Mall.
The suspects; Suliyat Tajudeen (20) and Ayomide Abdulazeez (20) were charged on a six-count charge bordering on attempted murder, malicious damage, burglary and conspiracy.
Police prosecutor, ASP Idoko John told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on October 17, 2020 at about 4:30pm at Olaiya Junction, Osogbo.
Idoko alleged that the accused persons did conspire among themselves to unlawfully attempted to kill the state Governor, His Excellency Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola by firing guns and throwing stones at him.
He further informed the court that the accused persons did willfully and unlawfully damaged 17 vehicles in the Governor’s convoy.
The prosecutor also said that the defendants on the same date at about 8:00pm, did unlawfully break and enter into Justrite Mall and stole laptops, mobile phone and phone accessories all valued at N3,568,000:00 property of one Ashiru Ibrahim Olayemi.
According to the Prosecutor, the offence committed by the accused persons contrary to and punishable under section 516,320(1),451,414 and 390 of the Capital Code 34 Vol ll Law of Osun state 2002.
The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the allegations preferred against them by the police.
Defence Counsel, Nurudeen Kareem made oral application in the court for the bail of his clients in most liberal term, saying that the offence against the suspects are bailable offences.
He stated further that the parents of the suspects handed them over to the police and that the same parents are ready to stand their surety.
But the prosecutor opposed the bail application on the ground that the accused persons will commit similar offence if granted bail.
Idoko further argued that if the accused persons know the gravity and the punishment of the attempted murder offence which is life imprisonment, they will definitely jump bail.
In his ruling, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara ordered the remand of the accused persons in Ilesa correctional center till November 20, 2020 for ruling on bail.