Popular Ibadan broadcaster, 4 others docked for murder

Popular Ibadan broadcaster, 4 others docked for murder

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4:24 pm


An Iyaganku Chief  Magistrates’ Court  in Ibadan on Tuesday remanded an ace broadcaster  in Ibadan, Oriyomi Hamzat , 37, and four others in Agodi prison for alleged murder.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports  that  Hamzat,  Idowu Ibrahim ,27;  Mohammed Bashir, 31;  Taiwo Olaronke ,23;  and Yusuf Toheeb Ajisafe, 23, were arraigned  on a two- count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The Prosecutor, Insp Sunday Fatola,  told the court that  the accused  all conspired to commit the offences.

He alleged that  the accused  unlawfully caused the death of  a  17-year-old simply identified as Peter by inflicting an injury on his head and body.

The prosecutor said Peter, who had been an inmate in a  home set up by the  “Make a Future Alive Initiative”  owned by Hamzat,  was found dead in the facility.

Fatola said the alleged offences were  committed on July 21  at about 4am at  the facility located at  Oremeji Agugu in  Ibadan.

He said the offences  contravened  Sections  324 and 316 and were punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol .II,  Laws of Oyo State,  2000.

The court, however, did not take the plea of the accused and  the Chief  Magistrate, Mr Abdulateef Adebisi,  remanded the accused  in Agodi prison.

He also  ordered  the duplication of the case file  to enable a copy to be sent to  the Directorate of Public Prosecution  for legal advice.

Adebisi adjourned the case till Sept. 5 for mention.


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