Police Arraign 7 For Allegedly Attacking Osun Governor’s Wife

Osun State Police Command on Tuesday arraigned seven persons before an Osogbo Magistrate Court, for allegedly attacking wife of the state Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola.

The defendants are: Omolola Paul, (40), Rasaki Hammed, 19, Soliu Waheed, 21, Tiamiyu Basiru, 30, Olayiwola John, 26, Owoade Mutiu, 28, and Ibrahim Tunde, 20.

They were arraigned on four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, felony, serious assault and malicious damage.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Asanbe Kayode, told the court that suspectes with others at large caused the breach of public peace by attacking First Lady, her Excellency Mrs Kafayat, and inflicting injuries on her aide Mr. Benson Oyebode and Mr. Femi Alabi DSS by throwing stone on them.

He added that the defendants unlawfully damaged the glass of three convoys, valued yet unknown properties of Osun State Government attached to the First Lady.

He said the accused committed the offence on 19th of August, 2022 at about 8pm at Owode market, Ede.

The alleged offence according to the Prosecutor was contrary to and punishable under Section 516, 249, 451(b), 356(2) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

But, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the allegations levelled against them.

Thereafter, the Defence Counsel, S.A Gbenle pleaded for the accused and urged the court to admit their bail,noting that they would be available as at when due.

The presiding magistrate, I.R Salami, granted their bail in the sum of 500,000 and two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned to 26th September, 2022 for hearing.

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