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Court remands 8 for assaulting PDP leaders in Osun

Court remands 8 for assaulting PDP leaders in Osun

A Magistrates’ court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Thursday, ordered for the remand of eight persons for allegedly assaulting some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state.

The defendants are: Olaniyan Jelili, 53, Awotunde Nuremi, 35, Nurudeen Taoheed 30, Tiamiyu Olamide 33, Zacheus Awosogbon 41, Onikola Adekunle 46, Rasaki Lawal Bawoni, 44, and Adebisi Sarafa Aditu, 45.

The prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun informed the court that the defendants committed the offence on February 10, 2020, at PDP Secretariat Osogbo.

According to him, the individuals did conspire among themselves and attempt to kill one Diran Odeyemi by hitting him with sticks on his head which made him unconscious for hours alongside Akin Adeyi, both who are chieftains of the opposition PDP.

He added that the offence committed are contrary and punishable under section 516,320(1) ,355,351,249(d) law of Osun state 2002

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to five-count charge leveled against them by the police.

The two defence counsels, Sina Adeniran and Nurudeen Kareem urged the court to grant their clients bail in the most liberal terms, as they promised that none of the defendants would jump bail, adding that they would also provide reliable sureties to stand for them.

But the prosecutor opposed the bail application, informing the court that the offence committed remained heinous and that if they were granted bail, there was high possibility of jumping bail as well as influencing witnesses in the matter.

In his ruling, the Magistrate , O.A Ayilara ordered the remand of the defendants at Ilesa Correctional centre.

He thereby adjourned the matter till March 6, 2020 for ruling on bail.
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