Police Arraign Man Over Alleged Felony

By Nofisat Marindoti

The Police in the State of Osun has arrainged a 19-year old, Olaniyi Ayodele in an Osogbo Magistrate Court over alleged intent to commit felony.

Prosecutor, Olayiwola Rasaq briefed the court that the accused on the 29th of December, 2017 at Tanisi area in Osogbo, attempted to commit felony to wit stealing which contravened section 508 of the Criminal code cap 34 volume II, laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

However when his count was read to him, the accused pleaded not guilty and his counsel, Barrister Remigus Nwgu prayed the court to grant him bail in the most liberal terms.

In his ruling, Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba granted the accused bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till the 7th of February, 2018 for hearing. 19, in court over intent to commit felony.

Driver Lands In Court For Duping Housewife

By Nofisat Adeoye

A 55-year old truck driver, Adebayo Surajudeen, has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, State of Osun for allegedly duping housewife of money meant for cow.

Prosecutor, Ajayi Sunday told the court that on the 23rd of October, 2017 at Olorunda Local Government Area in the state, the accused obtained the sun of N53,000 from one Alabi Sarah under the pretense of selling one live cow to her.

Sunday said the offense contravened sections 390(9) and 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

However in his plea, the accused pleaded not guilty of the charge preferred against him. Also his counsel, Barrister Okobe Najite, urged the court to grant him bail in the most liberal terms.

In his ruling, Magistrate Ashiru Ayeni granted the accused bail of N50,000 with one surety in the like sum and adjourned the case till January 23, 2017.

Septuagenarian, Others In Court For Destroying Ataoja of Osogbo’s N1.8m Palm Trees

By Nofisat Adeoye

A 72-year old man, Suleman Akande has been arraigned by the Osun State Police Command before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, the State capital, for allegedly destroying Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Laroye II’s palm trees worth N1.8m.

Akande was arraigned alongside Jimoh Ajao 50, Ganiyu Adigun 50 and Jimoh Ajadi 60 on four count charges bothering on threat to life, malicious damage, forcibly entry and breach of peace.

Prosecutor, Taiwo Adegoke briefed the court that sometimes in August, 2017 at Irepodun community, the accused persons forcibly entered the land of Oba Jimoh in a manner likely to cause breach of peace and willfully damaged 18 palm trees valued N1.8m.

Adegoke explained that the accused persons also erected a foundation on the land and on the 7th of December, 2017, threatened the life of the Baale of Iredopun community, Chief Adewale Sikiru and the life of his Royal Majesty, Oba Jimoh Laroye II.

The Prosecutor added that the offences contravened sections 81, 86, 249(d), 430 and 516(A) of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The accused persons, however pleaded not guilty of the offences leveled against them and their counsel, Barrister Adeyinka Dada prayed the court for their bail in the most liberal terms.

In his ruling, Magistrate Mary Awodele granted the accused persons bail of N200,000 with two sureties each and adjourned the case till the 2nd of February, 2017 for hearing.

Man Arraigned For N24m Fraud

By Modupeola Omotoso

One Agboola Femi, 23 is currently facing trial before an Osogbo Magistrate court in Osogbo for obtaining a sum of N24 million under false pretence from one Ola Alabi.

The accused person was arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy, fraud, stealing and impersonation.

According to the charge sheet, Agboola and others now at large between September 2015 and 13th of August 2017 in Osogbo, conspired to commit felony to wit stealing, obtained money under false pretence and impersonated one Sandra Wilson, thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the criminal code Cap 34 Vol II Law of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

It was disclosed that the accused persons and other, under false pretence and with intention to defraud, obtained a sum of N24 million from Alabi after he presented himself to be a lady in love with him, a pretence which he knew was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 418 and punishable under Section 419 of the Penal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The charge also said the accused person stole the sum of N24 million, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 383 (i) and punishable under Section 390(a) of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol ll Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The counsel of the accused person, Bola Abimbola Ige pleaded for the bail of the accused person after he pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him.

The magistrate, Fatimo Sodamade granted the accused person bail in a sum of N2 million, with two sureties in a like sum.

She then adjourned the matter till September 28, 2017 for hearing.

Man Jailed For Forgery In Osun

By Toba Ajisafe
A 44-year-old man, Akeem Yusuf was on Tuesday sentenced to one year imprisonment for forgery by the state of Osun Magistrate court, Osogbo.
The presiding magistrate, Olubukola Awotunde sentenced the convict to a year imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the two count charge preferred against him by Police prosecutor, Mr. Lamidi Rasaq.
The charge read, “Yusuf did conspire to commit felony on March 13 at Kolabalogun area in osogbo.
“Yusuf did forge a letter headed paper, seal, officials stamp and signature of Barrister Gbadebo and Co Chambers.
” Yusuf used the stamp and signature to prepared a letter of appeal to UK embassy.
Lamidi explained that the offense committed by the convict contravened section 516, Section 467, (4) (b) of the criminal criminal code cap 34 volume. 11 laws of osun state of Nigeria.
Upon arraignment, on August 11th, 2017, Yusuf pleaded not guilty to the charge of conspiracy and felony after the Magistrate ordered that he should be remanded in prison custody.
The defense counsel, Mr. Abimbola  Ige told the court that the convict is a first time offender. He also pleaded that the court should temper justice with mercy.
He said “Based on the report I was able to gathered from the prison about the convict, shows that he has been cooperating in a good manner in the custody.
The magistrate,  Mrs Awodele in her ruling sentenced him to a year imprisonment with an option of N10,000 fine.

Court Remands Two For Robbery In Osun

By Toba Ajisafe

 

Osogbo magistrate court, Osun state presided over by Mrs Adenike Olowolagba has remanded two suspected armed robbers for robbery.

 

The two accused, Tiamiu Wasiu and Yusuf Akindele was alleged of robbing Ayegun residents in Ila-Orungun, Osun state of their valuables.

 

The duo were arraigned on five count charge for armed robbery, conspiracy, and felony by Inspector Mustapha Tajudeen.

 

Tajudeen said the accused committed the offense on July 31 at Ayegun area in Ila- Orangun.

 

He said the accused conspired to commit felony to wit: Armed Robbery.

 

According to the charge sheet sighted by our correspondent, “the two accused armed themselves with guns and rob one Abdulraheem Sikiru of one infinix phone valued 87,000 and cash sum of 520,000 total valued 607,000.

 

”Did arm yourselves with guns and Rob one Adebayo Kehinde of one Techno phone valued 26,000 and cash sum of 3,730 total valued 29,730.

 

”Did unlawfully have in your possession one locally made pistol which you could not give satisfactory account.

 

”Did unlawfully have in your possession one live cartridge which you could not give satisfactory account.

 

He explained that the offense committed by the accused is contrary to section 6 (b)  section (1) (2) (b)  section 8 and punishable under section section 1(1) section 27(1) (b)  (ii)  of the firearms (special provision)  Act Cap Rll volume. 14 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

 

However, the two accused persons having their legal counsel was denied bail and the pleas were not taken.

 

Mrs. Olowolagba in her ruling ordered that they should be remanded in Ilesa prison as case is adjourn to September 19th to be mentioned.

 

Teenager, Others Remanded For Robbing Corps Member In Osun

By Toba Ajisafe

A Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, state of Osun presided over by Mrs Awodele Olubukola has on Tuesday ordered that a teenager and three others be remanded in Ilesa prison for armed robbery and attempted murder.

The four accused persons was arraigned on six count charges of conspiracy, armed robbery, felony and attempted murder.

The four suspects namely;  Isaac Awe 18 , Ojo Ayobami 21, Rotimi Adedeji 39 and Segun Adedeji 26.

The police prosecutor, Mr Elisha Olusegun told the court that the four accused committed the offense on April, 18. at  Coppers Lodge Dada Estate in Osogbo.

According to him, the four accused conspired to commit felony to wit: armed robbery.

He said “The four accused persons did armed themselves with guns and other dangerous weapons and rob one Adekanmi Taiwo Uthman of his Toyota Camry envelope car with registration number app780db  valued 1,150,000,  one infinix hot phone valued 24,500, two glasses valued 6,000 seat cover valued 4,500, wallet containing school identity card Of Ladoke Akintola University, his driving license, voters card, three ATM cards of first bank, Wema bank, GT bank and documents of the vehicle total valued 1,185,00.

”Did conspired among yourselves to commit felony to wit: attempted murder.

”Did unlawfully have in their possession one live cartridge which you could not give satisfactory account of.

”Did unlawfully attempted to kill one Adekanmi Taiwo Uthman by stabbing him with broken bottle in his head and right hand.

He further explained that the offense committed by the accused is contrary to and punishable under section 6(b) section 1(1) section 1(2)(a) (b)  section 3(1) section 27 (1) (b)  (11) of the robbery and firearms (special provision)  Act cap Rll  vol. 14 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and section 516, section 320 (1) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11 laws of osun state 2002.

The first and second accused was represented by Okobe Najite who pleaded on their behalf but their plea was not taken.

The chief magistrate, Mrs Awodele Olubukola in her ruling ordered that they be remanded in Ilesa prison.

The case was adjourned to Nov. 24 for mention.

Father, Son Arraigned For Stealing N7m Govt Vehicle 

By Toba Ajisafe

 

A 61-year old father, Abdul Yekin Salawudeen , Salawudeen Hammed and Sarafa Adeyemo on Tuesday arraigned before Osun State Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly stealing a car belonging to Osun state Ministry of Justice.

 

The trio was alleged on two count charge for felony and stealing.

 

The police prosecutor, Mr Duro Adekunle told the court that the accused committed the offense between 20th and 23rd of July at No 57 church Street, Oke- Onitea in Osogbo.

 

According to him, the three accused persons did steal one Toyota Hiace Hummer Vehicle with Registration number  O5A-O4O5 engine number JTGSX23P4B6109833 valued seven million naira property of Ministry of Justice, Osun state.

 

He added that the offense committed by accused is contrary to and punishable under section 516, section 383(1) and 390(9))10a) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11 laws of Osun 2000

 

The three accused persons having no legal representation pleaded not guilty to the three count charges preferred against them.

 

The presiding magistrate, Mrs Sodamade in her ruling granted them bail of N1 million each with two sureties in like sum as she adjourned the case to September 25th for hearing.

Robbery: Police Trying To Frame Me – Suspect

By Yusuff Oketola

A 42 years-old suspect, Babatunde Isaac has told a Magistrate Court in Osogbo that police framed him for robbery.

The suspect disclosed this under cross examination by the Police Prosecutor, ASP Wilson Mireti at the resumed hearing of his trial before the court.

Isaac has been arraigned before the court on two count charges of robbery and illegal possession of dangerous weapons.

The prosecutor has previously called four witnesses, who testified that the suspect intended to commit robbery and that he was the owner of a bag (an exhibit) before the court.

However, the suspect denied the ownership of that bag, telling the court that he was arrested with a nylon bag which contained his clothes and a loaf of bread, alleging that the bag has already been swapped by the police.

In his words, “I was returning from Ilorin, Kwara state, where I went to check my children who are staying with my mother because their mother was late. The car that gave me a lift drop me on the express road before I was accused by a man who inquire where I was going and I told him I was waiting for a bus to Osogbo.

“After he left, the police arrived and they accused me of robbery and before I could respond, I was hit with the butt of a gun and I woke up in the police cell.

The suspect who claimed to be a tailor told the court that he was forced to append his signature on the statement before the court without reading its content to his hearing by the police.

He also denied knowing any of the prosecution witnesses before the court.

The matter was adjourned till 28th of August for further hearing.

 

Court Remands 3 Suspected Cultist For Murder In Osun 

An Osogbo Magistrate Court in Osun has ordered that 3 suspected cultist be remanded in prison over alleged murder.

The trio; Adebayo Saheed, aka Poison, Rasaki Jamiu (Bullet),  and Mutiu  Rasaq known (Small) was arraigned for conspiracy and murder of three persons in Osogbo.

The prosecutor, Mr Mereti Wilson told the court that trio committed the offense on 15th of August, 2016 at three different locations within Osogbo metropolis.

Mereti said “the three accused persons conspired to commit felony to wit; murder thereby killing three persons on the same day at different places known as Oke-Onitea,  Technical Football Pitch, and Ayetoro area in osogbo.

”They did kill one Akinwale Shina,  Adekunle Badmus and Aderemi  Adepoju by Inflicting Machete and Axe cut on their heads which caused their death.

”They belong to an unlawful society called Aye.

He reiterated that the offense contravenes section 316 punishable under section 319 (1), section 64 (a) (b),  section 324 and section 320 of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11 laws of Osun state 2002.

The trio having been represented in court by their counsel have their plea not taken as the magistrate, Mrs Habibat Basiru in her ruling ordered that the three accused be remanded in Ilesa prison and the case was adjourned to 3rd November, 2017 for mention.

By Toba Ajisafe

Man, 57 Jailed For Non-appearance In Court

By Blessing Oyedokun

A 57 year-old, Mukaila Aderemi has been sentenced to a month imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrate Court, presided over by Mrs Mary Awodele for disrespecting the court proceedings.

The prosecutor, Sgt Sunday Ajayi explained that the accused committed the offence on the 8th of August, 2017.

According to the charge sheet, the suspect, Mukaila Aderemi at Chief Magistrate Court 2, Oke-fia, Osogbo being an accused person in case no. Mos IIIC/2017 Police Vs Mukaila Aderemi failed to answer to his name when the case was called for further hearing.

This, according to the charge, amounted to disrespect to judicial proceedings and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 133 (a) of the criminal code cap 34Vol.II laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

The accused person who was charged on a count charges, pleaded guilty to the offence. The Presiding Magistrate then sentenced the accused to one month imprisonment.