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Four Suspects Remanded For Allegedly Killing Five Persons Over Land Dispute In Osun

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A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Monday ordered the remand of four indigenes of Modakeke for allegedly killing five residents of Ile-Ife over suspected land/farm dispute between the two towns.

The four accused persons are; Akingbala Olakunle, 35; Owoniyi Segun, 35; Daramola Muideen, 31; and Adeyeni Shina, 30.

Police prosecutor, Elisha Olusegun, informed the court that Olakunle, Segun, Muideen, and others at large, conspired and killed one Adesanmi Sunday, an indigene of Ile-Ile, near Modakeke, on May 11, 2021 at about 2pm, at Alapata Village, Modakeke.

The prosecutor said that Shina and others at large, on the same date, time and place, conspired and unlawfully killed two siblings, Reuben and Titilayo Gbadegeshin.

Olusegun added that Shina and his accomplices, who are now at large, conspired and killed two other indigenes of Ile-Ile, including Tajudeen Opakunle, (a.ka Shokansi) and Akinade Sheriff, (a.k.a Drogba), on July 28, 2019 in Modakeke.

The defendants were alleged to have committed offences contrary to and punishable under Sections 324 and 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume 11, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The plea by J. O. Amoo, counsel to the defendants, for bail were not granted considering the magnitude of the charges levelled against them by the Police.

Presiding Magistrate A. A. Adebayo ordered that the four defendants be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre till October 20 when the matter would be mentioned.

Earlier, while the accused persons were paraded at the Osun State Police Command in Osogbo, the Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said that exhibits such as one double barrel gun, five live cartridges, one knife, one UTC cutlass and one axe were recovered from them.

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