Oriyomi Hamsat , 4 Others in Court Over Alleged Murder in Ibadan

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital has remanded a broadcaster in Ibadan, Oriyomi Hamzat , 37, and four others in Agodi prison for alleged murder.

Hamzat alongside others, Idowu Ibrahim ,27; Mohammed Bashir, 31; Taiwo Olaronke ,23; and Yusuf Toheeb Ajisafe, 23, were arraigned on a two- count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The Prosecutor, Inspector, Sunday Fatola told the court that the accused all conspired to commit the offences and that the accused unlawfully caused the death of a 17-year-old simply identified as Peter by inflicting an injury on his head and body.

The prosecutor said Peter, who had been an inmate in a home set up by the “Make a Future Alive Initiative” owned by Hamzat, was found dead in the facility.

Fatola said the alleged offences were committed on July 21 at about 4am at the facility located at Oremeji Agugu in Ibadan.

He said the offences contravened Sections 324 and 316 and were punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol .II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The court, however, did not take the plea of the accused and the Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulateef Adebisi, remanded the accused in Agodi prison.

He also ordered the duplication of the case file to enable a copy to be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for legal advice.

Adebisi adjourned the case till Sept. 5 for mention.

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