Court Remands 5 Touts in Prison for Beating Tanker Driver

By Yinka Kolawole in  Osogbo
A magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, has remanded five touts in prison custody for allegedly beating a tanker driver to the point of coma.

Presiding Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, ordered the touts to be kept behind bars pending the determination by the court of their bail application to be filed by the defence counsel.

The suspects are: Toheeb Waheed (14) Adama Ganiyu (16) Moshood Raji (20) Rilwan Rauf(14) and Adelusi Sunday(23).

The charge sheet alleged that they and others at large committed the alleged offence on April 30, 2016, at about 9pm at Akepe Area, Osogbo.

The touts, according to the charge sheet, have constituted nuisance at the Akepe area by allegedly unleashing terror on the motorists plying the roads.