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Court remands killer of 2 Ekiti monarchs

By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti


An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of one Bubuga Lede, at the Ado Correctional Custody for 30 days.

Lede was alleged to be one of the kidnappers who murdered two traditional rulers in the State.

The prosecutor, Inspector Yomi Osuolale, informed the court that there was probable cause to remand the defendant at the facility, pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP.

Osuolale said the defendant was reasonably suspected to have committed an offence of conspiracy to kidnap, attempt to murder and murder of Oba David Babatunde Ogunsakin and Oba Samuel Olatunde Ishola.

The prosecutor also alleged that the defendant attempted to kidnap Oba Samuel Adebayo Fatoba and Bamidele Ibikunle Joseph (driver).

He said the offence is punishable under Section 280, 241 and 234 of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State 2021, within Ekiti Magisterial District on January 29, 2024.

The prosecutor said the defendant was arrested in Ikole-Ekiti on January 29, with offensive weapons.

The defendant was represented by Barrister Olusoji Oladele.

The Magistrate, O. F. Bamidele, ordered the remand of the defendant at the Ado-Ekiti Correctional Custody for 30 days pending advice from the DPP and adjourned the case till April 24,2024  for mention.

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