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Tuesday, November 1, 2016


The police in Ekiti State on Monday arraigned one Kolade Owolabi, 35, Tope Olorunfemi, 22, and Isiaka Yusuf, 20, before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly attacking a popular gospel/highlife musician, Yinka Ayefele.

Punch reports that the police prosecutor, Sergeant Bankole Olasunkanmi, told the court that the accused and others at large conspired among themselves to unlawfully damage the windscreen of a vehicle belonging to Ayefele on October 27, 2016, at about 7.30pm at the Ewi’s palace in Ado Ekiti.

It was gathered that the musician was at the palace on the invitation of the Ekiti State Government to entertain the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who was visiting the state for the first time after his coronation, when the hoodlums swooped on Ayefele and his band members.

Olasunkanmi said, “The offence contravened Section 451 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Vol 1, Law of Ekiti State.”

The prosecutor applied for a short date of adjournment to enable him to study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

The accused pleaded not guilty while their counsel, Mr. Gabriel Oladimeji, prayed the court to grant them bail, promising that they would not jump bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, consequently admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety each in like sum.

He thereafter adjourned the case till November 8, 2016, for further hearing.

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