Court Remands Adeleke’s Friend For Alleged Terrorism, Murder

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Court Remands Adeleke’s Ally For Alleged Terrorism, Murder

Olalekan Oyeyemi, an associate of Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke, has been remanded in the Correctional Facility for alleged terrorism and murder.

Oyeyemi, popularly known as ‘Emir’, is a member of the Disciplinary Committee for Osun State Public Transportation System. He was arraigned at the Federal High Court in Osogbo on ten counts of terrorism and murder.

Police Prosecutor Umar Rabiu said Oyeyemi committed the offences on February 27, August 22 and November 28, 2022, in Osogbo, the state capital.

He said ‘Oyeyemi conspired to wit Act of terrorism by being armed with guns, terrorising All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters and other residents at Orita CMS, Ayepe and Ayetoro in Osogbo, thereby killing Muraina Olayiwola, Tope, Tajudeen Rabiu and Oyewale Sharif.

Rabiu added: “The accused accosted a Golf car (BD 468 BDJ) driven by one Oyebanji Kazeem, with his bus in company of thugs, the driver narrowly escaped death. He also burnt the vehicle based on political differences.”

But Oyeyemi pleaded not guilty. His lawyer, Edmund Biriomoni, filed a formal bail application for him. Rabiu said he will need more time to reply and file a counter application of bail.

Justice Emmanuel Ayoola ordered that the accused be remanded in Ile-Ife Correctional Facility and adjourned the matter till March 19 for hearing of the bail application.

Source: The Nation

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