It’s Murder! High Court Orders Arrest of Ekiti State APC Chairman, 3 Others by Hay-Wizzy

The arrest of the chairman of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) and three
others has been ordered by a High Court
in Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti State.
According to a report on Premium Times ,
a High Court in Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti State has
issued arrest warrant against the
chairman of the All Progressives Congress
(APC), Jide Awe, and three others –
Faboro John Ojo, Aniramu Basiru and
Falayi Busuyi – for their alleged
involvement in murder.
The APC chairman and others who are
facing trial in Charge No: HIJ/1c/ 2015 , are
accused of being responsible for the
murder of Ayo Jeje and Juliana Adewumi
In Erinjiyan-Ekiti, Ekiti State, on March
30, 2013.
Justice E. B. Omotoso of the Ijero-Ekiti
High Court, who granted the order on
Monday, said Jide Awe and the three
other accused persons must be brought to
court by the police on October 5, 2015.
It was learnt that the warrant of arrest
dated July 27, 2016 , was issued based on
the prayer of Counsel to the Ekiti State
Government, Yakubu Dauda, who asked
the court to invoke Section 94 of the Ekiti
State Administration of Criminal Justice
Law of Ekiti State to compel the
appearances of the accused person before
the court.
"Consequently, I hereby invoke the
provisions of Section 94 of the Ekiti State
Administration of Criminal Justice Law of
Ekiti State by ordering that Bench
Warrants be issued against the 1st, 2nd,
3rd, and 4th defendants to compel their
appearances before this court at the next
day of adjournment and subsequently to
stand for their trial. Consequently, this
matter is hereby adjourned till 5th of
October, 2016 for hearing," the judge
ruled.
The State Attorney-General and
Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi,
said "the court order will be served on the
police with immediate effect, hoping that it
will be complied with strictly".
The Ekiti State Attorney-General and
Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi,
in a letter to the IGP dated July 8, 2016
and copied to the Attorney General of the
Federation, National Human Rights
Commission and the Ekiti State
Commissioner of Police had decried the
refusal of the police to arrest the accused
persons despite several requests.
"The Ekiti State has requested the Nigeria
Police, Ekiti State Command to effect the
arrests of these culprits but instead of
effecting the arrests, the Police has refused
and/or neglected to effect the arrests on
the ground that such arrests should not be
made except with the approval of the
Police Force Headquarters, Abuja," the
Attorney General said.

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