WAKILI: 75-yr-old herder, 3 sons charged with murder, others; court orders them remanded

March 17, 2021
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The Fulani clan terrorizing the Ayete area of Ibarapa north, and arrested March 5 by the OPC have been remanded  at a correctional facility in Ibadan, Oyo, till May 17 for proper hearing.

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that Isikilu Wakili, 70, and his sons Manu, Samaila, and Abu be kept at Abolongo prison having being charged with conspiracy, murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.

The National Daily earlier reported how victims of the herdsmen presented evidence of murder, robbery, and others against members of the clan at the Kajola area of the town on March 7.

The prosecution counsel, ASP Adewale Amos, told the court that Wakili, Abu, Samaila, and Manu on October 20, 2015, conspired to kill 32-year-old Akinwale Akande.

Amos also said that on August 15, 2020, about 4pm in Idi–Emi, Oyo State, Wakili, and the others kidnapped a woman, and robbed her of N100, 000.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 316, 324 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code of Oyo State 2000.

According to him,  the offence also contravened the provisions of sections 3, 6, and punishable under section 4 (2) of the Kidnapping (Prohibition ) Law 2016 and Section 6b of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act .Cap RII, Vol.14, Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004 and section (2) (a) (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions).

At the Tuesday appearance, Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Idowu, did not take the plea of the suspects for want of jurisdiction.

Idowu ordered the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution.

Lawyer Oritsuwa Uwawa appeared for all the suspects.

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