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Five more suspects remanded over Ogun monarch’s murder

By Yetunde Ayobami Ojo
18 February 2022   |   4:10 am
A Lagos Magistrate Court, sitting in Yaba has ordered the remand of five suspects, who allegedly, killed the Olu of Agodo Town, Ewekoro, Ogun State, Odetola Olajide Ayinde.

A gavel is seen in a courtroom in this file photo. (PHOTO: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

A Lagos Magistrate Court, sitting in Yaba has ordered the remand of five suspects, who allegedly, killed the Olu of Agodo Town, Ewekoro, Ogun State, Odetola Olajide Ayinde.

Chief Magistrate Linda Yeside Balogun yesterday ordered the suspects to be remanded in the custody of Police Zonal Monitoring Unit, Zone two Onikan. The suspects are Fatai Ramon; Monsuru Ramon; Adeniyi Samuel Omonla Akinjiyan; Femi Akinjiyan and Olatidede Ojo.

The order was sequel to motion exparte filed and argued be police counsel, Mr. Morufu Animashaun of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos.

Animashaun had told the court that the remand application was brought pursuant to Sections 264(2)(2)(3)(4) and (6) and 267 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State, 2021 (as amended); Section 4 and 10 of the Police Act and Sections 6 (6), 35 {1) (C), (5) and (7)(a) of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.

The Chief Magistrate Balogun had on February 11, ordered the remand of two suspects over their alleged role in the murder of the late monarch.

The two murder suspects earlier ordered to be remanded for 30 days were Lukman Azeez and Abiodun Sanyaolu.

The Chief Magistrate granted the remand order of the five additional suspects for 22 days, in consolidation to the earlier order granted. She subsequently adjourned the case to March 11, for report of investigations.

All the seven suspects and others still at large, according to an affidavit attached to the motion exparte and sworn to by Adeyemi Akeem, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) attached to Zonal Monitoring Unit, Zone 2, 0nikan, Lagos. The Police said that the suspects are being investigated on alleged conspiracy to murder late Odetola Olajide Ayinde, the Olu of Agodo Town, arson and attempted murder.