Court remands three men over attempted murder, arson
Ogun State Magistrate Court sitting in Ilaro has ordered the remand of three men, Omolade Tajudeen; Musa Alubo and Adeyanju Sulaiman at the Ilaro Centre of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) for the period of 60 days over alleged conspiracy, attempted murder, arson and conduct likely to cause public breach.
The Chief Magistrate, (Mrs) D. O Kolawole Ogunbowale, made the remand order, after hearing an ex parte motion moved by Mr. Morufu Animashaun of Force Criminal Investigation Department (Force CID) Annex Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos.
Animashaun told the court that the application for remand of the suspects was brought pursuant to Section 36 (7) of the 1999 Constitution.
Also, “section 306 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL), Ogun State 2017, and under the court’s inherent jurisdiction.”
Animashaun told the court that one of the defendants have been investigated and found culpable of the offences of conspiracy to commit felonies, attempted murder, arson, malicious damage to property and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace.
He told the court that the three men allegedly committed the offences on September 11 and 12, 2022, when they attempted to kill one Otunba Akeem Adigun, the petitioner, and his sibling, while returning from their maternal family meeting, at Isalegbodo Quarters, Agosasa, Ipokia Council of Ogun State, over leadership tussle of placing candidate on the vacant traditional stool of Agosasa.
He told the court that the order sought for is to remand the suspects pending issuance of legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) against them.
Magistrate Ogunbowale, after hearing Animashaun, said: “I have listened to the submission of the counsel to the applicant. I have also taken a cursory look at the motion ex parte, with an affidavit in support, written and addressed the charges. The application deserves to be granted and the same is hereby granted.
“The three defendants are hereby ordered to be remanded in Oba or Ilaro centre of the Nigerian Correctional Services, for the next 60 days, pending the issuance of legal advice by the Director of Public Prosecution.”