Court Orders Arrest Of Osun Lawyer, Son

A Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, has ordered the arrest of a lawyer, Mathew Ayelagbe Laogun and his son, Barrister Ayodele Adelaja Laogun, for contempt of court. 

The case brought by the Inspector General of Police against the duo of the accused was called, but none of them were in court.

The Prosecutor, O/C Legal, Zone XI Police Headquarter, James Olajide Famuyini, ASP, told the court that he has duly informed the accused about the matter.

He said he has served them the charge sheet and even sent text message to them followed by phone call.

Famuyini however, prayed the court to issue bench warrant against the duo of the accused persons, for police to arrest them and bring them to court.

The presiding Judge, Justice M. A. Onyetenu, thereby issued bench warrant against the two accused and adjourned the case to June 14, 2018, for mention.

Police Arraign Suspect Over Fraud, Stealing

By Mariam Bello

Osun State Police command has arraigned a-33-year-old man, Adewumi Ademurele on Monday before an Osogbo Chief Magistrate court over alleged false pretence.

The accused was arraigned before magistrate Mary Awodele on a two-count charge of false pretence and stealing.

Police Prosecutor sergeant Fatoba Temitope told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 10, 2018 in Osogbo.

Sergeant Fatoba said the accused obtained the sum of N290,000 from Oyedele Adebayo with pretence to supply him planks for the construction of his building.

He further stated that the accused committed an offence contrary to section 383(i), 418 and punishable under the section 419, 3909 (a) of the Criminal Code Cap 34. Vol. II laws of Nigeria 2002.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against him.

His counsel, Barrister Bose Dada prayed the court to grant her client bail in most liberal term, adding that if granted bail, he will not jump bail and will provide reliable sureties.

The magistrate granted the accused person bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in the same sum.

The case was later adjourned till June 11, 2018 for mention.

Police Arraign Man For Stealing Tecno Phone

By Mariam Bello

A 35-year-old man,  Aremu Isiaka has been arraigned before an Osogbo magistrate court in Osun State for allegedly stealing phone at a wedding reception. 

Isiaka was docked  on Monday over  two counts charges bothering on conspiracy, stealing of phone .

The prosecutor inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 19 at about 1.05 pm at capital area in Osogbo.

He explained that the defendant stole one Techno 7C tablet handset valued 24,500 .

He submitted that the offense is contrary to and punishable under section 516 and 390(9) of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11 laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the two count charges ³eveled against him.

The defence counsel Mr Okobe Najite applied for the bail of the accused person in the most liberal terms, saying the accused person has a reliable and credible surety to stand for him.

The presiding magistrate Mrs Oloyade granted the suspect bail in the sum of 20,000 with one surety.

She said surety must swear to affidavit of means and must be a tax payer.

The case was adjourned to June 7 for hearing, adding that the accused person should be remanded if he could not perfect his bail condition.

 

Man, 25, To Die By Hanging For Killing 4-Year-Old Boy

By Nofisat Marindoti 
A High Court sitting in Ikirun, State of Osun, has sentenced a 25-year-old man, Tajudeen Ganiyu, to death by hanging for killing a 4-year-old boy, Tesleem Bakare.
According to the Information Officer, Ministry of Justice, Mr. Opeyemi Bello, Justice Jide Falola, recalled that the convict took the victim from his grandmother, Mrs. Raliatu Bakare, with the excuse of buying groundnut for him.
He was said to have ran away with the boy before he was arrested by some youths who were launched to search for the boy by his father, Isiaka Bakare.
“The convict was eventually arrested and taken to the palace of Aragbiji of Iragbiji, where he was handed over to the police. He confessed to the police to have killed the boy and led them to the bush at Iragbiji where they found the remains of the boy.”
The convict was arraigned in October 2017 for conspiracy and murder, during which he admitted guilty of the murder charge.
The court noted that the convict, during his trial on February 14, 2018, admitted guilty of murder but claimed to be mentally challenged.
Justice Falola stated that the convict could not give a satisfactory evidence of where he had been confirmed or treated for mental problem.
“The accused did not exhibit any sign of insanity in the box as observed by the court. He answered all questions satisfactorily in the box during the proceeding.”
The court submitted that the young boy was slaughtered like a ram and thereby convicted the accused as charged.
The Legal Aid Council, who represented the convict, Mrs. Esther Napoleon, prayed the court to be merciful in sentencing the convict, noting that he was a first offender.
Justice Falola however, ruled that the convict should be hanged by the neck till he dies. He advised parents to be extra-vigilant and be careful of leaving their children to strangers.
The Principal State Counsel, Mr. Jacob Ayanyemi, commended Justice Falola for delivering the judgement without fear.

Court Remands Man In Prison For Stealing

A 20-year-old Akinyemi Abiodun has been remanded in Ilesa prison custody on Monday over alleged stealing.

The accused person was arraigned before the magistrate court on four-count charge bothering on burglary and stealing.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Adewuyi Kehinde told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 20, 2018 at zone C Kobongbogboe area Osogbo.

Inspector Kehinde said the accused broke into the building of one Akinola Abiodun to steal valuable properties which include one Attas pumping machine valued N35,000, one korope block engine valued N18,000, a Nokia phone valued N16,000, one big pot valued N5,500 and cash sum of N5000.

She futher said the defendant committed the offence which contravene section 413 and punishable under section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 vol. II laws of Osun State of Nigeria.

The accused pleaded not guilty to two counts out of four count charge against him.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. Mary Awodele ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison custody till the next adjourned date slated for June 4, 2018 for hearing.

 

 

Man Bags Six Months Imprisonment Over Housebreaking

By Mariam Bello

An Osogbo Magistrate Court in Osun State has sentenced a 30 year-old man, Oladejo Wasiu to six months imprisonment for house breaking and stealing. 

Wasiu was arraigned on April, 2 2018 together with Faleye Azeez, 26 and Salihu Jelili 35 on a four-count charge.

The convict pleaded not guilty on the first day of arraignment and was admitted into bail but latter remanded in Ilesha prison custody when he could not perfect his bail conditions while the duo that was docked together with him perfected their bail conditions.

When the case was called for hearing, the Prosecutor, Inspector Olayiwola Rasaq told the court that the convict and others at large conspired to commit felony to wit house breaking and stealing on March 14, 2018 at Alabameta area in Osogbo.

He explained that the convict and others at large entered into the dwelling house of one Alhaja Alimot Olore and carted away her property and some cash.

According to the prosecutor, some of the property stolen by Wasiu are listed as follows. 21 bundles of Ankara clothe,  5 bundles of Guinea brocad clothes, 16 bundles of lace materials,  7 pieces of baby wear, 3 pieces of baby sawl, pack of baby handkerchief, one LG DVD, Jewelries among others.

The prosecutor tendered all the property and the statement of the accused as exhibit before the court.

The motorcycle of the convict was also tendered as exhibit.

The convict, an indigene of Ikirun having no legal representation admitted to the crime and begged for pardon.

He also told the court that the two accused (Azeez and Jelili) that were docked together with him  had no hands in the crime, adding that Azeez was his herbalist who did some protection charms for him free of charge, adding that  they were friends and  did not know the defendant was a thieve.

Magistrate O A Oloyade thereby discharged and acquitted Faleye Azeez and Salihu Jelili that were arraigned with the accused person, saying the duo were innocent and warned them to desist from bad company.

She then convicted Wasiu on the four count charges and sentenced him to Six months imprisonment with option of N5,000 fine on the ground that the convict had been in prison custody since the day of his arraignment.

She also ordered that the property recovered from the convict be returned back to the owner and that the motorcycle belonging to him be returned back to him after serving his jail terms.

 

48-Year-old Man In Prison Over Alleged Assault On Police Officers

By Mariam Bello

An Osogbo Magistrate court has remanded a 48-year-old man, Ayinde Tajudeen in prison custody for allegedly inflicting injuries on a woman Mrs Ayinde Omolora  and two police officers on duty. 

Ayinde Tajudeen was docked on  a two count charge of assault and has no legal representation.

The prosecutor, Jafani Muslim told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 14 2018 at about 10.pm at Oke – Onitea in Osogbo.

He explained that the suspect assaulted Mrs Ayinde by slapping her face which led to her sustaining injuries.

Prosecutor alleged that the accused also Assaulted one Sergent  Owoseni Olawale and Aliu Sodiq by tearing their clothes while performing their lawful duty

Inspector Muslim stated further that the offence is contrary to and punishable under section 355 and section 353 laws of Osun State 2003.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the two-count charge alleged against him.

The Magistrate, Mr O. T Badmus ordered that the accused person be remanded in Ilesha prison custody and thereby adjourned the case to May 18 for presentation of facts on the matter.

Court Remands Two Suspected Cultists In Prison Over Alleged Murder

By Mariam Bello

An Osogbo Magistrate  Court has ordered that two suspected cultists be remanded in Ilesa prison custody over alleged murder. 

The suspects are 22 year-old Ridwan Akande and Oluwagbotemi Oni.

The Prosecutor,  Inspector.  Joshua Oladoye,  had told the court that the defendants who happened to be members of Aiye confraternity committed the offence on Aug.  5, 2017 , at about 6:30 p.m., at old garage area,  Osogbo.

Oladoye said the defendants conspired together and with others at large to kill one   Bintu Anifowose,  by shooting her with a gun for unknown reasons.

He said, the offence contravened sections 324 and 319(1) of the criminal code cap34 vol.  11 , laws of Osun, 2003.

They pleaded not guilty to the count charges preferred against them.

The Defence Counsel,  Mr Abiodun Olaide,  urged the court to grant his clients bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olubukola Awodele overruled the bail application by the defence counsel and ordered the defendants to be remanded in prison custody.

The case was adjourned to July 6, 2018 for mention.

Man In Prison Over Indecent Assault

By David Adejuwon

An Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo has ordered the remand of a 35-year-old man, Rafiu Tunde in Ilesha prison custody over alleged indecent assault.

Rafiu was arraigned on a two-count charge bothering on indecent assault. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

Police prosecutor Inspector Jafani Muslim told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 14, 2018 at Oke-fia GRA Osogbo.

The charge sheet revealed that Rafiu indecently assaulted one Ifih Happiness by using knife to stab her and as a result, she sustained injury and also tore her pant and cloth.

Jafani said the offence committed is contrary to and punishable under section 355 and 353 of the criminal code Cap 34 vol. II laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

Defence counsel, Barrister Olatunbosun Ladipo prayed the court to grant his client bail, saying he knows the man to be a gentle and kind soul.

Presiding Magistrate, M.A Awodele ordered the remand of the accused in Ilesha Prison and adjourned the matter till May 28, 2018 for ruling on bail.

Court Remands 30-Year-Old Man Over Alleged Stealing

By Mariam Bello

An Osun State magistrate court in Osogbo has remanded a 30-year-old man, Adeleke Najeem over alleged theft. 

Adeleke Najeem was arraigned on Wednesday May 16, 2018 on a three-count charge bothering on stealing.

The prosecutor inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the defendant committed the offence between April and December 2017 at Zeebaf Supermarket Ataoja estate  Area in Osogbo.

He stated that the defendant stole household items, provisions, cutleries, men wears, imported drinks and cash with total value of N450,000 property of one Mrs Fawemi Ganiyat.

Inspector Fagboyinbo explained further that the accused person conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace when he instigated the two sales girls at Zeebafs supermarket market, Titilayo Omotosho and Falls Omotola to steal from their director.

The Prosecutor added that the offence is contrary to and punishable under section 249 of Criminal code cap 34 vol.11 law of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the four count charges preferred against him.

The defence counsel, Mr J. P Jones urged the court to admit the accused person to bail in the most liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mr O. A Ayilara ordered that the accused person should be  remanded in Ilesha prison custody and adjourned the case till May 23 for ruling.

CRIME: 20-Year-old Man In Prison Over Alleged Robbery

 

By Mariam Bello

The Osun State police command has arraigned one Taofeek Popoola, 20, before a magistrate court in Osogbo over alleged armed robbery.

Taofeek was  docked on three count charges and has no legal representation.

The prosecutor Sergent Temitope Fatoba told the court that the suspect committed the offence on April 1, 2018 at Iyaloja area, in Osogbo.

Fatoba said the accused person, armed with a gun and robbed one Mr Adebisi Opeyemi  of his Bajaj Boxer motorcycle with registration number BKN 656QC valued N220, 000.

He also stated that the defendant unlawfully have a possession of one cut to size gun, without license or authority.

Sergent Fatoba further explained that the suspect unlawfully had possession of three live cartridges and one expended cartridge that the accused person could not  give satisfactory  account without lawful authority.

He submitted that the offence contravenes section 27(1)(b)(ii) of the Firearms Act Cap F.28 laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004.

The plea of the accused person was not taken due to the nature of the crime committed.

The magistrate, Mrs O.A Oloyade ordered the accused persons to be remanded in Ilesha prison custody.

The case was adjourned to June 17, 2018.