The police on Tuesday arraigned a popular Ibadan-based radio presenter Mr Oriyomi Hamzat before Magistrate A. A. Adebisi of the Oyo State Magistrate court sitting at Iyaganku, Ibadan over allegation of murdering a 17-year old boy.

The 37-year-old Hamzat was brought in alongside four others; 27-year-old Idowu Ibrahim, 31-year-old Mohammed Bashir, 23-year-old Taiwo olaronke and 23-year-old Yusuff Toyeeb Ajisafe.

The five suspects were arraigned at the Magistrate Court 3 on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and murder.

Mr Sunday Fatola, the prosecuting attorney, alleged that Hamzat and co, on July 21, 2017 at about 4am, at Make a Future Alive initiative, Ibadan conspired to commit murder, which they did of a boy identified as Peter (17) by inflicting an injury on his head and body.

Fatola said the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 324 and Sections 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol 11 laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.

After pleas were entertained, Magistrate A.A. Adebisi ordered the defendants to be remanded in Agodi Prison pending the legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and adjourned the case till September 5, 2017.

Counsel to the defendants, Mr Olumuyiwa Makinde however expressed the belief that ‎the High Court would grant his clients bail when the case was eventually transferred there.

 

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