Ibadan broadcaster murder trial adjourned

Ibadan broadcaster murder trial adjourned

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 7:59 pm

An Iyaganku Chief  Magistrates’  Court  in  Ibadan on Tuesday  adjourned till Dec. 19 a case of murder instituted against an Ibadan -based broadcaster, Oriyomi Hamzat.

Chief  Magistrate  Abdulateef Adebisi adjourned the case for receipt of  legal advice from the Directorate of  Public Prosecution (DPP).

The defence counsel, Mr Kazeem Lawal, had argued  that  magistrates’  courts  do  not have jurisdiction over the matter.

“ We are waiting for legal advice from Directorate of  Public Prosecution,’’ Lawal had told newsmen outside the court room after the case was adjourned.

The News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN) reports that Hamzat , 37, Idowu Ibrahim , 27, Mohammed Bashir, 31, Taiwo Olaronke ,23,  and Yusuf Toheeb Ajisafe, 23, are facing  a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The accused persons  were  alleged to have conspired  among themselves to commit  murder by  unlawfully causing  the death of one Peter, 17, by inflicting an injury on his head and body.

Peter  had been an inmate  in a home being run by the “Make a Future Alive Initiative, ”  a pet project of  Hamzat.

The offence, which  was alleged to have been committed on July 21 at about 4 a.m.  at the home in Ibadan, was said to have contravened  Sections  324 and 316,  and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol .II Laws of Oyo State,  2000.


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