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Ogun Unrest: Police Arraign 142 Suspects

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The Ogun State Police Command has arraigned 142 suspects earlier than the State Justice of the Peace Courtroom at Isabo in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The suspects have been dropped at courtroom for alleged homicide, robberies, and disturbing the peace throughout the COVID-19 lockdown being enforced within the state.

They have been arraigned on the Justice of the Peace courts one, three, 4, seven, and eight respectively.

Whereas among the suspects have been charged on three counts of theft, unlawful possession of firearms and conspiracy, others have been arraigned for committing homicide and disruption of public peace.

At courtroom three, about 70 suspects have been arraigned individually for committing theft at Abe-Koko Financial institution Highway in Ifo, and an try to kill a police inspector, Sina Bankole, and killing of 1 Kilani Idris.

The prosecutors, Adeyemi Olukoya and Opeyemi Adekunle, instructed the courtroom that the suspects dedicated a felony to wit armed theft underneath part 6(b) and punishable underneath part 1(2)(a) of the Theft and Firearm (Particular Provision) Act Cap R. 11 legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

They added that the suspects have been reportedly terrorising harmless residents and motorists by snatching their belongings at gunpoint.

The prosecutors additionally knowledgeable the courtroom that the suspects who allegedly belong to numerous cult teams have been disobeying the lockdown order by the Federal Authorities.

They harassed that the suspects dedicated an offence punishable underneath Part 203 of the Prison Code Cap E. 38, legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 as relevant in Ogun State.

Equally, 51 suspects who have been arraigned at courtroom 4 have been additionally charged with the identical rely cost.

The prosecutor, Adeyemi Olukoya, mentioned the suspects have been arrested for theft at Agbado-Crossing and Ifo areas of the state.

At courtroom seven, Olukoya mentioned 26 suspects have been additional arraigned for robbing folks in Olohunda at Atan-Ota space of the state.

In courtroom eight, 28 suspects have been arraigned and mentioned to be arrested at Winners bus-stop, Ota, and Peter Highway in Adiyan for theft and involvement in cultism.

The prosecutors, Opeyemi Adekunle and O. Owotowose, mentioned among the suspects have been members of the Eiye and Aiye cult teams.

They instructed the courtroom that the suspects have been disturbing the peace of the communities within the Ifo space of the state for the reason that lockdown started.

In his ruling, Justice of the Peace O. Ogundele ordered that the suspects be remanded on the Police Headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta.

In keeping with him, the choice is critical for the reason that correctional centres aren’t admitting new individuals pending when authorized recommendation can be rendered by the Division of Public Prosecution and the Ministry of Justice.

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