Eight remanded in Osun for looting Akire’s palace


By Richard Akintade, Osogbo

Osun State Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo capital of the state on Monday ordered the remand of eight men in prison for looting Akire palace.

The accused persons are Akeem Okeowo (30), Hammed Raifu (34), Lakin Oyetade (35), Okeowo Saheed (29), Ibrahim Musiliu, Ahmed Sunmonu (25), Kazeem Kamorudeen (18), Kolawole Opeyemi (23).

Police prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on October 26, 2020, about 10:00 am at Akire’s Palace, Ikire.

He informed the court that the accused persons did willfully and unlawfully break and enter into (H.R.M.) King Olatunde Falabi’s palace and committed felony therein.

He further said that the suspects did unlawfully assemble themselves and maliciously damaged one Toyota Carina car with Reg. No. AE 451 XXY property of (H.R.M.) the King and one Mazda car property of
Chief Falana Muritala.

They also armed themselves with intent to carry out some common purpose.

The offence was committed contrary to and punishable under section 516,414,70 and 451 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. ll Law of Osun state 2002.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges slammed against them by the police

Defence Counsel, M.O. Oyeyinka applied that the case should be transferred to Magistrate court, Ikire.

In her ruling, Magistrate Modupe Awodele ordered the remand of the accused persons in Ile-Ife correctional center.

She ordered the police to refer the duplicate case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for advice and transfered the case to Ikire Magistrate court for mention on December 21, 2002.

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