April 17, 2024

Oyo invasion: Police arraign 29 suspects in court

Oyo invasion: Police arraign 29 suspects in court

By Laolu Elijah, Ibadan

The 29 suspects arrested in connection with last Saturday’s invasion of the Oyo State House of Assembly and the Governor’s office have been arraigned in court.

The suspects are standing trial before the Chief Magistrate Court for their involvement in the invasion which ruptured the peace of Ibadan metropolis and its environs.

They were arraigned on a seven-count charge which borders on treasonable felony and unlawful society before an Iyaganku Magistrate Court, Ibadan on Wednesday.

Other charges against the accused are illegal possession of firearms, and conduct likely to cause breach of peace of the society.

The suspects were charged by the Investigative Police Officer, Bakare Rasaq, an Inspector with the State Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, Ibadan.

The offences levelled against them, according to the charge sheet marked Mi/520c/2024, according to the police is in contravention of Section 516 of the Criminal Code
Cap 38, Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Adebola Hamzat had paraded 21 suspects on Monday.

They have arrested eight more suspects in connection with the crime.