An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court docket sitting in Ibadan on Thursday ordered that seven males be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo for alleged arson and homicide throughout the Shasha marker disaster.
The police charged Tajudeen Oladunni, 50; Saburi Lawal, 37; Ojo Joshua, 25; Adekunle Olanrewaju, 38; Olagunju James, 24; Rasaq Yahya, 32 and Olaide Olawuyi, 20, with six counts bordering on conspiracy, arson and homicide.
Justice of the Peace I.O. Osho didn’t take the plea of the suspects for need within the jurisdiction.
She ordered the police to return the case file to the Workplace of the Oyo State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for authorized recommendation.
Osho adjourned the matter till Could 11, for point out, NAN reviews.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp Foluke Oladosu, informed the court docket that the suspects conspired with others, at massive, to commit the offence.
Oladosu mentioned, on Feb. 12, at about 10 am, at Shasha market, Ibadan, that the suspects precipitated the loss of life of Adeola Shakirudeen once they beat him up.
The police additionally alleged that the suspects precipitated the loss of life of 31 others.
The prosecution additionally alleged that the suspects set hearth on two homes belonging to Chief Adelabu Ibrahim and precipitated N50 million value of harm.
The police additionally alleged that the suspects additionally burnt down a home belonging to Osuolale Akindele and destroyed property value N20 million.
The offence, the police mentioned, contravened the provisions of sections 6 and 316 and punishable beneath sections 443 and 319 and 516 of the Legal Code Cap 38 Vol.II, Legal guidelines of Oyo State 2000.