By Ismail Kolapo
The Osun State Police Command has arraigned a 38-year-old man , Odesola Odedokun for allegedly attempting to kill his daughter, Mary Odedokun for money ritual.
Odedokun was docked on Wednesday March 21, 2018 along side two other accused persons on four count charges bothering on attempting murder, unlawful possession of charms and fraud allegation leveled against them.
The two other accused includes Isaac Ajao 40 and Kazeem Ibrahim 42.
The police prosecutor Insp. Mustapha Tajudeen told the court that the accused persons and others at large committed the offense on March 7, 2018 at about 07:30hrs at Iron.
He explained that Odesola, the father of the victim and two other suspects conspired to kill one Mary Odedokun with the intention of using her for money rituals.
He further stated that the third accused person, Kazeem Ibrahim fraudulently obtained the sum of N34,000 from the Isaac Ajao with the pretense of using same money for doubling ritual.
The offences according to the Prosecutor was contrary to Sections 320, 418 and punishable under Section 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume 11.Laws of Osun State 2002.
The three accused person pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against them.
Defense Counsel, Remigus Ugwu, applied for the bail of the accused in the most liberal terms.
Ugwu assured the court that reliable sureties were ready to stand for the accused persons and they would not jumb bail if granted.
In her ruling, Magistrate Fatimoh Sodamade, granted the three accused persons bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety each in like sum.
She said, each sureties must be a grade level 15 civil servants and must be resident within the court jurisdiction and produce evidence of three year tax payments.
Sodamade further stated that the sureties must provide three passports sized photographs, attached with an affidavit of means just as their addresses be verified by the police in charge of the case.
She thereby adjourned the case till April 30 for hearing.