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Wakili, Sons, Remanded For Murder Of Policeman

Also Charged For Kidnap Of Woman

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Wakili remanded

An  Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday, ordered that the alleged notorious Ibarapa warlord, Abdullahi Wakili, 70,  be remanded in a correctional facility.

The police charged Wakili alongside his sons Abu, 45 and Samaila, 27, and Aliyu  Manu, 20, with six counts bordering on conspiracy, murder,  kidnapping, and armed robbery.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Emmanuel Idowu, who did not take the plea of the suspects for want in the jurisdiction, remanded Wakili and his co-defendants in Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo State.

Idowu ordered the police to return the case file to the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

He adjourned the matter until May 17, for mention.

 Mr Oritsuwa Uwawa  appeared for all  the suspects.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, ASP Adewale Amos told the court that Wakili ,  Abu, Samaila and Manu allegedly  conspired together to  commit the offence.

Amos said  Wakili and others on Oct. 20, 2015, caused the death of  Cpl. Akinwale Akande, 32, while  performing his lawful duty.

He alleged that on Aug. 15, 2020,  at about  4pm in Idi – Emi , Oyo State, Wakili  and others kidnapped a woman.

The police alleged that the suspects  while armed  with cutlasses and axe  robbed her of N100, 000.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections  316, 324  and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code of Oyo State 2000.

He said the offence also contravened  the provisions of sections 3, 6,  and punishable under section 4 (2) of the Kidnapping (Prohibition )  Law 2016 and Section 6b of the Robbery  and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act .Cap RII, Vol.14, Laws of  Federation of Nigeria 2004 and section (2) (a)  (b) of the Robbery and Firearms ( Special Provisions) (NAN)

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