Two Okada Riders Remanded In Prison Over Murder

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Two commercial motorcycle riders (Okada men), Folorunso Aliu, 37, and Akinwale Ogunro, 30, were yesterday remanded in prison by an Akure Magistrates’ Court over alleged murder of a 27-year-old man, Deji Afolabi.

The accused, resident at Iwaro Oka in Ondo State, are being tried for conspiracy and murder.

The Magistrate, Mrs Florence Adesida, said the accused should be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The prosecutor, Cpl. Adeoye Adesegun, had told the court that they allegedly committed the offences with others still at large on 21 August, 2013.

He added that the offence took place at Iron Base Barricade (Oju Irin) junction, Iwaro Oka in Akoko North West Local Government Area.

According to him, the accused shot the deceased with a gun during a fight between them at Iron Base Barricade (Oju Irin) junction in the area.

“The deceased was confirmed dead as a result of the injuries he sustained in his body during the fight,” he said.

Adesegun said that the offences contravened the Criminal Code of Ondo State, 2006

However, counsel to the accused, Mr Idowu Balogun’s plea, was not considered by Adesida.

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