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Court remands two men in prison for alleged murder



An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, has remanded two men identified as Ibrahim Ayanbisi, 41, and Yusuf Muritala, 32, for alleged murder.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendants, whose addresses were not disclosed, were in court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Fatola, told the court that the accused had conspired with others to commit the offence.

He said, “The duo of Ayanbisi and Muritala allegedly caused the death of one Yusuf Adesokan, 28, during the fracas by shooting him with a gun.

“The incident allegedly occurred during a fracas between the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) over the control of parks at Agbowo express, Ibadan.’’

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde Omotosho, ordered the remand of the defendants at the Agodi prison and adjourned the case until Feb. 1, 2019 for mention.

The offence contravened Section 316 and punishable under 319 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38, Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.


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