Court Adjourn Case of Assassination against Fayemi Aide
Two suspects, Afolabi Oyediran and Oluwafemi Sunday alleged to have been involved in assassination plot of Hon. Deji Adesokan on 20th December, 2013 were today arraigned before Magistrate Court in Ado Ekiti.
The case was presented before Chief Magistrate Simon Ojo between Commissioner of Police and the two suspects over a conspiracy and assassination attempt on Adedeji Adesokan, Senior Special Assistant to
the Ekiti State Governor on Security, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 324 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, laws of Ekiti State 2012.
The Prosecutor while reading the charge said Afolabi and Sunday, on the same date, placed and within the magisterial district, did unlawfully have in your possession, one Military Barretta Pistol
loaded with eight rounds of ammunitions and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearm (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11, Laws of the federation of Nigeria
So any person who conspired with anyone to kill anyone unlawfully is prone and guilty of felony and the charge is 14years.
The suspects denied guilt. The prosecutor Corporal Bankole Olasunkanmi, appeal for further detention of the suspect for further investigation.
Defense Counsel in his argument conceded to the adjournment plead, he urged the court to look at the document before it to decide the hand of the felony. When trial is properly and procedural it is 14yrs. He
cited section 113 of the procedure act. Ask the court to graciously consider bail for the two suspects. He urged the court to grant their liberty until they are convicted while he vowed that his client will be present in court for further proceeding. “As at today my lord, they have not been convicted before. To buttress his point he cited another case of Asari Dokubo vs Federal Government of 2007 expert 375, ratio 7. Supreme Court says the essence of bail is not to foreclose trial but to prepare oneself. It is not the finality, he concluded.
In swift reaction, the prosecutor officer Corporal argued the bail issue is at the discretion of the Court not for defense counsel; ours is to ensure justice and uphold the interest of the complainant.
In his address Chief Magistrate, Simon Ojo said the offences are serious ones; the case of security is not to be placed on measure. The application for the bail of the accused is hereby refused; the case is
later adjourned till 20th January.
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