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 Court Remands 13 Suspected Killers of Kwara Monarch

They are of different addresses in Ekiti State.

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ilọrin, the Kwara State capital on Wednesay ordered the remand of thirteen suspected killers of  the Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti Local Government Area of the state, General Segun Aremu-Cole  (rtd).

Late Oba Aremu-Cole was killed in his palace at Koro recently by some  suspected kidnappers  that invaded his palace.

The suspects later took away his wife and another person but they later regained freedom from the abductors.

However, at the court on Wednesday, the suspects were arraigned over alleged criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, kidnapping and giving false information.

They are Godwin Jacob, Olowofela Oyebanji, Adefalolu Ayodele, Tewasie Francis, Babatunde Samuel, Godwin Joseph, Issa Number, Miracle Solomon, Abraham Kehinde, Muhammed Bello, Muhammed Muhammed, Ahmadu Umaru and Muhammed Dankai of different addresses in Ekiti State.

According to the Police First Information Report (FIR), one Aremu Simon Adeyemi reported the case to the Eruku Police Division.

Adeyemi, further narrated how “the suspects pointed a gun at him, ordering him to follow them when he challenged them after noticing their movement around his grandson.

“He said his grandson escaped through the backdoor while the suspects proceeded to kill the monarch, kidnapped his wife and one Mercy.

“But he was later released while the deceased wife and Mercy were held hostage,” the charge sheet added.

The prosecutor, Abdullah Sanni, informed the court of the motion exparte attached to the police report, urging the court to order their remand.

Magistrate Monisola Kamson in her ruling ordered the remand of the suspects at the federal correctional centre and adjourned the matter to March 5th, 2024.

Hammed Shittu in Ilorin 

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