Police arraigns egungun followers for killing


A 23-year-old Sadiq Olalere and his friend Wasiu Oni, 38, were on Monday arraigned before an Iyaganku Magistrate Court 4 in Ibadan on allegation killing one Mrs. Sakirat Olaegbe, during the ongoing egungun festival which held in the ancient city.

The accused persons were arraigned on five counts charge of conspiracy, murder, unlawful possession of arms, possession of charms and going about in the public with axes and dangerous weapons.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Sunday Ojeleye told the court that the accused with others now at large on July 16th 2017 at‎ about 2.45pm at SW3/336 Popoyemoja Area, Idi-arere, Ibadan conspire to commit the crime.

Ojeleye added that, the accused ‎and others now at large on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned did unlawfully cause the death of Mrs. Sakirat Olaegbe by using axing her on the body and equally shooting her with gun in the front of her shop 

He said the display of the dangerous weapons and charms by the accused also caused terror and fear among the public who were going about their lawful duties on the said and location of the crime.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 324, 316 and 319, 517, 213(b) and 80 Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.

In her ruling the magistrate Mrs.Modinat Akani remanded the accused at Agodi prison and adjourned the case till 28th of August 2017 for legal advice from the Director of public prosecution (DPP).