Shasha Market Mayhem: Seven Persons Docked, Remanded In Correctional Facility

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*case adjourned till May 11

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

An Oyo State Magistrate court sitting in Ibadan on Thursday remanded seven accused persons  over the February  bloody clash at Shasa Market in Ibadan

Arraigning the accused persons namely  Tajudeen Oladunni, 50; Saburi Lawal, 37; Ojo Joshua, 25; Adekunle Olanrewaju, 38; Olagunju James, 24; Rasaq Yahya, 32 and Olaide Olawuyi, 20 on six counts bordering on conspiracy, arson and murder, Police Prosecution counsel, Foluke Oladosu, said the suspects conspired with others, at large, to commit the offence on February 12, at about 10 a.m., at Shasha market, Ibadan.

Police  Prosecutor Oladosu alleged the suspects of causing the death of Adeola Shakirudeen, by beating  him up as well as allegedly caused the death of 31 others.

The Prosecutor also  alleged that the suspects set fire on two houses, belonging to Adelabu Ibrahim , caused N50 million damage, burnt down a house, belonging to Osuolale Akindele and destroyed property worth N20 million.

Police Prosecutor Oladosu stated that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 6, and 316 and punishable under sections 443 and 319 and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State 2000

However, Magistrate I.O. Osho, did not take the plea of the suspects for want in jurisdiction.

Magistrate Oke then ordered the police to return the case file to the Office of the Oyo State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice and adjourned the matter until May 11, for mention.

The Magistrate ordered that the seven accused persons  be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo town.

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