August 15, 2013

APC chieftain, Awe’s murder trial stalled


ADO EKITI — The murder case involving the interim state chairman of All Progressive Congress, APC, in Ekiti State, Chief Jide Awe and others was, yesterday, stalled following the ruling of the chief magistrate’s court which sought the harmonisation of the suit with a similar one at the high court.

Chief Magistrate Simeon Ojo of Court Three, who heard the matter, agreed with the oral application by the prosecutor, Mr. O. P. Alabi, the Deputy Director, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, that since Chief Magistrate’s Court One was also hearing a similar matter against the accused persons, there was need to harmonise the matters so that energy is not dissipated needlessly.

Subsequently, the trial  Magistrate Ojo ruled that the matter be transferred to Chief Magistrate’s Court One for mention on October 18, 2013.