Father Arraign In Court For Allegedly Beating Son To Death

A 45-year- oldman, Sikiru Adebayo, was on Thursday arraigned in an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating his son to death.

Adebayo is facing a count charge bothering on murder preferred against him by the Police.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Duro Adekunle, told the court that the accused committed the offense on July 31, at Abidogun Zone 7 area in Osogbo.

Adekunle said , the accused flogged his son, Uthman Adebayo to death after the son stole a belt belonging to a closed neighbour.

He said the offense contravened Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun, 2003.

The plea of the accused was not taken.

Defense counsel, Mudashiru Balogun, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

Balogun said the case file submitted to the Directorate for Public Prosecution (DPP) when released stipulated a manslaughter charge against his client but argued that the charge sheet brought before the court by the Prosecutor was on murder.

The Magistrate, Mrs Fatimoh Sodamade, however, turned down the bail application by the defense counsel and ordered for re-amendment of the charge sheet to indicate a manslaughter case as indicated by the DPP.

She ordered the accused be kept in police custody and adjourned the case to Aug. 11 for mentioned

Man Arraigned For Stealing N1.2m Power Cable

By Oluwaseun Adeoye
A 23 years old man, Tapa Adeshina was dragged before an Osogbo magistrate court over an allegation of stealing electricity cable worth 1.2 million.
The accused was said to have conspired with other now at large to burgle into the house of Mrs Aderonke Amuda  situated at Oke-onitea area, Osogbo on 21st, July.
Although Adeshina pleaded not guilty to a three count charge of conspiracy, stealing and burgled leveled against him.
According to the police prosecutor, F.C Okafor the offence committed by the suspect is contrary to and punishable under section 516, 414 and 381(1) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. II laws of Osun state
The defense counsel, K. Ngwote pleaded to the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal term promising the accused would not jump bail.
The presiding magistrate, A.A Ayeni granted the accused person bail in the sum of 500,000 with two sureties in the like sum.
The case adjourned till 13th October for mention.

Suspect Remanded In Prison

By Tola Oyewale

A 20-year old man, Saheed Taye has been remanded in prison custody by an Osogbo Magistrate Court for being a member of secret cult. 

The police prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun alleged that the accused person committed the offence on the January 18, 2017 at about 11:0am at Obate area, Osogbo.

Taye was arraigned on a two count charge of which he pleaded not guilty.

The charge sheet revealed that Saheed Taye on the 18th day of January 2017 at about 11:00am at Obate area, Osogbo goes armed in the public without lawful occasion in such manner, to cause terror to any person and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 80 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

“That you Saheed Taye on the same time, date,  place and in the aforementioned Magisterial district did engage yourself in unlawful society as a member of secret cult Eiye confraternity and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 64(a) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002”.

The presiding magistrate granted the accused person bail of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum, but ordered that the accused person should be remanded in the prison custody pending the next adjourned date of the case.

The case was adjourned till 22nd of August, 2017 for further hearing.