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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

13 remanded in prison for murder and burning of Ondo Prophet's church

13 remanded in prison for murder and burning of Ondo Prophet

13 suspects arrested in connection with the killing of a policeman and burning of Sotitobire Miracle Centre, were remanded in prison by an Akure Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday December 24. 


The suspects who were arraigned before Magistrate Charity Adeyanju on a six-count charge of murder, arson, theft, and vandalism, were remanded at the Olokuta Correctional Centre pending the ongoing investigation into the matter.

13 remanded in prison for murder and burning of Ondo Prophet

The charge sheet read in part; 

“That you Udeme Eyo ‘m’, Ikechukwu Njoku ‘m’, Ayodimeji Jimoh ‘m’, Bamisaye Ojo ‘m’, Balogun Ayomide ‘m’, ‘Steve Adekunle ‘m’, Agbi Sesan ‘m’, Stephen Omotosho ‘m’, Omogbolahan James ‘m’, Ademola Aderibigbe ‘m’, Oluwadare Rotimi, ‘m’, Ayo Ifedayo ‘m’, Samuel Shitu and others at large, on 18/12/2019, at about 9.45 am, Sotitobire church, Oshinle, Akure, in the Ondo State Magisterial District, did conspire together to commit felony to wit: murder, arson, malicious damage and stealing and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 324 & 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol.1, LAWS of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006 respectively.
“That you Udeme Eyo ‘m’, Ikechukwu Njoku ‘m’, Ayo dimeji Jiomoh ‘m’, Bamisaye Samson Ojo ‘m’, Balogun Ayorinde ‘m’, Steve Adekunle ‘m’, Agbi Sesan ‘m’, Stephen Omotosho ‘m’, Omogbolahan James ‘m’, Ademola Aderibigbe ‘m’, Oluwadare Rotimi ‘m’, Ayo Ifedayo ‘m’, Samuel Shitu and others at large, on same date, time committed the offence In the aforementioned Magisterial District, did unlawfully kill Sgt Sheidu by smashing him to death with tyre ream and stones at Sotitobire church, Oshinle, Akure while performing his lawful duty and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 319(1) of Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol.1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.”

13 remanded in prison for murder and burning of Ondo Prophet

Though the defendants counsel, Femi Saliu pleaded with the court to grant his clients bail as the prosecution had a lot of defects, the trial was adjourned till January 3, 2020.

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