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September 24, 2014

Attack on Ekiti Judge: Police arraign 6 suspects, summon PDP, APC

Attack on Ekiti Judge: Police arraign 6  suspects, summon PDP, APC

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By Gbenga Ariyibi

Ado Ekiti—The police in Ekiti State have charged six persons suspected to have disrupted the court on Monday in Ado Ekiti before a magistrate’s court in the state capital.

The accused persons, according to Police Prosecutor,  Corporal Oriyomi Akinwale are Raji Wasiu, 23; Ayo Ogunlana, 28; Fasusi George, 38; Arogbuwa Diya, 35; Adewumi Gbenga, 30 and Adewumi Kehinde, 44.
He said the accused committed the offence on September 22 at about noon, at High Court 6, in Ado-Ekiti.

Oriyomi said the accused obstructed the course of justice and caused disturbance in the course of judicial proceedings.
He added that they intentionally disrespected Justice Isaac Ogunyemi during his judicial proceedings, saying that they also damaged the entrance to the courtroom.
The prosecutor claimed that the offence contravened Section 133,451,126(1) of the Criminal Code,Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge,while their counsel, Mr. Kola Kolade prayed the court to grant bail to his clients, promising they would not jump bail.
The prosecutor opposed the bail application, saying the offence was a grievous one.

Magistrate Modupe Afeniforo consequently granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100,000 and two sureties in like sum.
She added that one of the sureties must be a civil servant on Grade Level 12 or must be a property owner with evidence of tax clearance.
She later adjourned the case till October 22 for further hearing.

Police summon APC, PDP chairmen
Also, it was reliably gathered yesterday that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Taiwo Lakanu has summoned the chairmen of  the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, Makanjuola Ogundipe and Jide Awe respectively to his office over Monday’s incident.

PDP absolves Fayose
Meantime, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State has absolved Ekiti State’s Governor-elect, Mr. Ayo Fayose from Monday’s invasion of the courtroom by some hoodlums, saying Fayose had no hand in the incident, just as it has raised an alarm that members the APC has perfected plans to attack some of its members in the state.

Speaking at a press briefing  in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, said people should stop linking the governor-elect, Mr Fayose with the incident.