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Suspected Killer Of Ekiti Monarchs Remanded In Prison



One of the alleged kidnappers who murdered two traditional rulers in Ekiti State, Bubuga Lede, 25, has been remanded.

Lede was arraigned on Tuesday by the police in Ekiti State.

The court ordered the defendant to be remanded at the Correctional Custody in Ado-Ekiti for 30 days.

Earlier Police prosecutor, Inspector Osuolale Yomi, told the Magistrate Court that there is probable cause to order the remand of the defendant at the Correctional Centre in Ado-Ekiti.

Yomi said the defendant was reasonably suspected to have committed an offence: conspiracy to kidnap, attempt to murder and murder of Oba David Babatunde Ogunsakin and Oba Samuel Olatunde Ishola.

The defendant was also alleged to have attempted to kidnap Oba Samuel Adebayo Fatoba and Bamidele Ibikunle Joseph (driver).

He said the offence was punishable under Sections 280, 241 and 234 of the Criminal Code Law of Ekiti State 2021.

The defendant, according to the prosecutor was arrested in Ikole-Ekiti on January 29 with offensive weapons.

He said the duplicate case file has been forwarded to the Ekiti State DPP for legal advice.

The defendant was represented by Barrister Olusoji Oladele.

The Magistrate, O. F. Bamidele, ordered the remand of the defendant at the Ado-Ekiti Correctional Custody for 30 days pending legal advice from the DPP and adjourned the case till April 24 for mention.