Court Orders Remand of 13 Suspected Killers of Late Kwara Monarch

Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

A Magistrate Court in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, yesterday ordered the remand of 13 suspected killers of  the Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti Local Government Area of the state, Oba Segun Aremu-Cole.

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, who later regained freedom from the abductors.

However, at the court yesterday, 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 address 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 5, 2024.

Related Articles