Twelve suspected killers of Olu of Agodo, a town in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State, Oba Olajide Odetola were on Thursday arraigned before an Ogun State Magistrate Court in Itori, Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State.
The suspected killers had on Monday 24th January 2022 allegedly killed his Royal Highness Oba Odetola Olajide Ayinde, the Olu of Agodo town in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that the late Traditional Ruler went to his village on a portion of land to clear the grave side of his late brother, all of a sudden a group of hoodlums numbering about 50; led by one Gbeminiyi Sotade ‘m’ attacked him while 3 of his relatives were assaulted and machete.
The suspects pushed the Traditional Ruler into his Red Toyota Sienna SUV 2016 model with Registration number APP 55 GF while one Agbara drove the vehicle in the company of other hoodlums to a nearby forest, they poured petrol on him and the vehicle was finally set ablaze with the corpse locked in it.
The accused, Abiodun Sanyaolu, Lukman Azeez, Fatai Ramon, Adeniyi Samuel Akinjiyan, Femi Adeniyi and Monsuru Ramon
Others are Ojo Olatidebe, Segun Akinjiyan, Adewale Odunayo, Oladele Idowu, Saheed Ramon and Ajinbosin Gbeminiyi.
The prosecuting Counsel Saheed Yinusa while requesting for the remand of the accused at the Oba Correctional facility said there was an application before the court dated 24th day of March, 2022 and filed on the same day.
Quoting section 306 of the administration of criminal justice law of Ogun State, which granted each of the applicants to be remanded in the Nigeria Correctional center for 60 days at fist instance pending the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutor, and arraignment before a court of competent jurisdiction.
He supported his prayers with 16 paragraph affidavit, deposed to by Sergeant Ogunkunle Samuel, and annexed it with 20 exhibits, also attached with four paragraphs of verifying affidavits deposed to by the same.
Granting the request of the Prosecuting Counsel, the Magistrate O.F Adeduntan ordered the accused to be remanded in Oba correctional facility, while adjourning the matter to 17th June, 2022.
The suspects and others said to be at large were charged with three counts which are; allegedly did conspired among themselves to commit felony an offence punishable under section 320 Law of Federation of Nigeria
“That the accused did murder One Oba Olajide Ayinde Odetola ‘m’ the Alagodo of Agodo town and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 316 and punishable under section 319 of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun State of Nigeria 2006.
“The accused also allegedly did set ablaze the corpse of Oba Olajide Ayinde Odetola together with his Toyota Sienna car with Reg No. APP 55 GF and thereby committed and offence contrary to section 443 of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun State of Nigeria 2006.