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Traditional Ruler, Others Arraigned For Alleged Murder In Ondo

The traditional head of Igoba community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, the Olu of Igoba, Chief Adinlewa Adeniyi, has been arraigned before Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure over alleged murder of the former Elemo of Igoba, the late Aladegbaye Johnson.

Chief Adeniyi, Chief Adegbola Omoye and Adegbayi Ayoola were charged with conspiracy, murder among others for allegedly causing the death of Aladegbaye Johnson on August 4, 2021 at Aleo and Imolumo, Igoba in the Akure Judicial Division having allegedly severely beaten and fist blowed the jaw of Aladegbaye Johnson and Peter Akomolafe.

The respondents were also alleged to have committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

They were alleged to have committed murder, contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 37, Laws of Ondo State, 2004.

When docked before Justice Williams Rotimi Olamide, counsel to the traditional head of Igoba, Barrister Ola Dan Olawale told the court that he had filed a bail application on March 22, 2022 but it was however refused by the Prosecution counsel, T. L. Oluwadare when she was served on ground that the document was not dated.

The Prosecuting Counsel, who was, however, served in the court, asked the court to grant her time to study the bail application.

The Trial Judge, Justice Williams Rotimi Olamide , subsequently, adjourned the hearing of the bail application and the substantive case to May 19, 2022.

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