The Oyo State police command yesterday rearraigned seven persons, including a nonagenarian and a former international parliamentarian before an Ogbomoso Chief Magistrates’ Court on allegation of conspiracy, forgery, publication of false documents, and threat to murder a traditional title holder and his family members.
In the old charge marked: MOG/157c/2021, the defendants were on September 7, 2021 arraigned by the police they pleaded not guilty. Chief Magistrate Muideen Salami granted them bail in the sum of N500,000 each. While the charge was substituted and now marked: MOG /190C/2021, the Commissioner of Police, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, was at the court represented by the prosecutor, Mr M.A. OjeiV while Dr. Olutayo Oyewale held the watching brief for the complainants.
They defendants are: Chief Mathew Wojuade Ademola (92), Wojuade Gbeniga (52), Wojuade Philip (45), Bello Semiu Opeyemi (33), Eyolade Joshua Adewumi (26), Adeniyi Idowu (39), and Dr. FolaranmiOyebamiji(55) a former lawmaker and international parliamentarian. The defendants allegedly in January 2020 conspired and conducted themselves in manner “likely to cause breach of peace of the State contrary to and punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code cap 38 Vol. II Laws of Oyo State, 2000”.