13 Suspects Remanded For Killing Kwara Monarch

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Kwara State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ilorin has on February 14, 2024, remanded 13 suspects brought before it for alleged killing of the Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti local Government Area of the state, Oba Olusegun Aremu-Cole.

The suspects were remanded at a Federal Correctional Service facility, Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.

The charges preferred against suspects arraigned before Magistrate, Mrs Monisola Kamson were conspiracy, culpable homicide, kidnapping and giving false information which is punishable under Sections 97, 221 and 178 of the Penal Code Law of Kwara State, Nigeria and Section (1) Special Prohibition Kidnapping Law of Kwara State 2010.

The suspects were Godwin Jacob, Olowofela Oyebanji, Adefalolu Ayodele, Tewasie Francis, Babatunde Samuel, Godwin Joseph, Issa Number and Miracle Solomon,

Others were Abraham Kehinde, Muhammed Bello, Muhammed Muhammed, Ahmadu Umaru and Muhammed Dankai.

Recall that the Police First Information Report (FIR) said one Aremu Adeyemi reported the case of the murder of Olukoro to the Eruku Police Division.

According to the FIR, Adeyemi said the suspects pointed a gun at him, ordering him to follow them when he challenged them after noticing their movement around his grandson.

He added that his grandson escaped through the backdoor while the suspects proceeded to kill the monarch, kidnapped his wife and one other lady identified as Mercy.

The police prosecutor, Abdullah Sanni, reminded the court of the motion ex parte attached to the police report, urging the court to remand the suspects.

In her ruling, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs Monisola Kamson, ordered that the suspects should be remanded at the Federal Correctional Centre, Ilorin while the case was adjourned till March 5, 2024 for further hearing.

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