Police Arraign Killer Of Osun 2018 Baby Of The Year’s Father

By Nofisat Marindoti

The State of Osun Police Command has arrested and arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, the State capital, the killer of the father of the State 2018 baby of the year, Okanlawon Kazeem aged 23.

The father of the baby, Okewumi Abiodun had met his death along Gbogan-Osogbo road, at Ogo-oluwa area of the metropolis few hours after the first Lady of the state, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola showered gifts on his baby for being the first to be delivered in the state in the New Year.

The father of the first baby, Abiodun had showered encomium on Mrs Aregbesola for her good gesture and had eventually left the hospital around 8pm to have some rest at home when the unfortunate happened.

His motorcycle had a head-on collision with another motorcycle riding against the traffic. While the other cyclist sustained minor injury, Abiodun died on the spot as a result of serious head injury he sustained.

Arraigning the accused in court, Police Prosecutor, Ajayi Sunday said Kazeem on January 1st, 2018 at Ogo-Oluwa area, being the rider in charge of one unregistered TVS motorcycle, drove against traffic rules in a manner dangerous to the public which led to the death of one Okewumi Abiodun.

Sunday said the accused also rode without drivers license which contravened section 18(1) of RTR Cap 115, vol. 5, Law of Osun of Nigeria, 2003 and section 27 of RTA Cap 155, vol. 6 Law of Osun of Nigeria, 2003.

The Prosecutor added that the offences are also contrary to and punishable under section 7 (1) of RTA law of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.

The accused however, pleaded not guilty of the charges levelled against him and his counsel, Barrister Tunde Adedokun prayed the court to grant bail.

In his ruling, Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba granted the accused bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till February 21 for hearing.

Court Remands Man For Defrauding Chief Of Over N4m

By Nofisat Adeoye

A Magistrate Court in Osogbo, State of Osun has remanded a middle aged man, Sikiru Oladipo in prison custody for allegedly defrauding one Chief Akinwekomi Ebenezer the sum of N4,116,500.

The State Counsel, Adekunle Adeniyi briefed the court that the accused on the 20th of March, 2012 around Stanbic IBTC Bank in Osogbo, conspired with one Abayomi Akande who is now at large to defraud Ebenezer the aforementioned amount of money, which belonged to one Gracious Farmers Cooperative Society.

Adeniyi said that the offence is contrary to section 1 (1) (a) and punishable under sections 1 (3) and 8 (a) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010.

He added that the offence is also contrary to section 1 (1) (a) and punishable under section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34 Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

In his plea, the accused pleaded not guilty of the offence levelled against him and his counsel, Barrister Kazeem Badmus prayed to the court to grant him bail.

However in his ruling, Magistrate M. A Awodele ordered that the accused be remanded in Ilesa prison custody and adjourned the case till January 8, 2018.

Man, 32, Lands In Prison For Stealing Infinix Phone In Osun

By Nofisat Adeoye

A 32-year old man, Saheed Ganiyu has been remanded in prison custody by a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State for allegedly stealing an Infinix phone worth N50,000.

Prosecutor Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused on the 12th of March, 2017 broke into the house of one Adebisi Olalekan and stole his infinix phone with the sum of N5,000.

Abiodun said the accused also damaged the front door worth N50,000 of a Toyota car belonging to one Odebiyi Idowu. The Prosecutor said the accused also stole one flashdrive worth N5,000 from the car.

He added that the offence is contrary to and punishable under sections 390(a), 411(1)(2), 451 and 509 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The accused who had no legal representative, pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba remanded him in Ilesa Prison custody and adjourned the case till January 31, 2018.

Man, 21, Remanded In Prison Over Alleged Armed Robbery

By Nofisat Adeoye

A 21-year-old man, Awodeji Aderanti, has been remanded in an Ilesa prison custody over alleged armed robbery.

Aderanti is facing a two-count charge bothering on armed robbery and theft.

The prosecutor, Mustapha Tajudeen, told the court that the defendant committed the offense on March 14, 2016 at about 2:00 a.m. at Ido- Osun area, Osogbo.

Tajudeen said the defendant robbed one Folakemi Alonge at gun point and carted away some valuables which included one laptop, one LG phone, one BlackBerry phone, Tecno phone and a pair of shoe.

Other items were two hard disk, three sacks and ONTV I.D card with two Samsung phones among others. He said the total sum of the items stolen is N702,500.

The prosecutor said the offense contravened sections 6(b),1(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special provision) Act Cap vol. 14 , laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004

The plea of the accused who had no legal representative, was not taken.

Magistrate Ashiru Ayeni, ordered the defendant be kept in prison custody due to the magnitude of the offense committed.

The Magistrate, however adjourned the case to January 30,2018 for mention.

In Osun, Man Docked For Disturbing People At Beer Parlour

By Nofisat Adeoye
A 23-year old man, Adegbola Niyi has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo in the State of Osun for allegedly disturbing people at a beer parlour.
Prosecutor Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused on the 10th of November at Oke-Fia area, disturbed people at the popular Pavilion bar in Osogbo.
Abiodun said the accused also stabbed one Tijani Yussuf on the head with a broken bottle.
The prosecutor explained that the accused contravened sections 249(D) and 355 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.
The accused however pleaded not guilty of the charge and his counsel, Barrister Bola Ige prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.
In his ruling, Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba granted the accused bail of N500,000 with two sureties in the like sum and adjourned the case till December 28, 2017.