The Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Ekiti state chapter, Mr Jide Awe, was on Monday arraigned along with four other members of the party, before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for alleged murder.
They are Faboro John, Aniramu Basiru, Falayi Busuyi and Owonifari Sefiu.
The accused were said to have committed the crime at a forum to mark the defection of some ACN members to the opposition PDP in the state.
Jide Awe: charged with murder.
The police prosecutor, Mr Falade Oso, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on March 30 at Erijiyan-Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the state.
“Awe and the four others were arraigned in court over the killings about a month ago at Erinjiyan-Ekiti, his home town. It was at a ceremony where some people believed to be members of the ACN were set to defect to the opposition party, the PDP,” he said.
Oso said that the accused persons conspired together to commit felony to wit murder. He also said the accused murdered one Ayo Jeje, Juliana Adewumi, Gbenga Ogundana and Ayo Ogbudu Jeje.
Oso added that on the same date, time and place, the accused also attempted to murder one Gbenga Adewumi.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened section 320 of the Criminal Code Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2012.
The defence counsel, Mr Adetunji Oso, said the accused had been granted bail at the police station and pleaded that the court should allow the bail to continue.
He added that since the case file of the accused had not been forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice, they should be allowed to continue to enjoy police bail.
The prosecutor, however, objected to the bail application, saying that they should be remanded in prison custody.
Chief Magistrate Richard Adegboye ruled that the accused should continue to enjoy the earlier bail granted at the police station.
Adegboye, who warned the accused against jumping bail, adjourned the case till 25 May.
Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)
Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.
This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.
Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.
Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured
Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.
However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.
After Governor @jidesanwoolu said the "soldiers shot in the air to disperse the peaceful protesters." And thar their's no fatalities
Lagos youths set Governor's Mother's House on FIRE!! #PRAYFORNIGERIA#EndSARS #Lekkitollgate #LekkiGenocide #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW pic.twitter.com/QaOvSHwXdk
— Nwachukwu John Owen (@johnowen99) October 21, 2020
#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.
According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.
The moment Morayo and Co decided to leave the station after it had been taken over by hoodlums.
— My Opinion (@Diji_O) October 21, 2020
Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.
The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.
Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.
In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.
Watch the video clips below:
— Itz CakeByTolex (@tolulope_salako) October 21, 2020
— POSTNAIJA (@POSTNAIJA) October 21, 2020
— Angry mob attacks TVC , set the station on fire.. pic.twitter.com/xEDpLeWkpW
— VyrãlTreñdz (@TheVyralTrendz) October 21, 2020
‘Hoodlums’ have reportedly invaded news station, TVC and are attacking their people. pic.twitter.com/h90bWoL37o
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) October 21, 2020
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As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
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