Ondo Monarch, Two Chiefs Charged To Court For Murder, Conspiracy.
Chief Adinlewa Adeniyi, a traditional ruler in Ondo State, has been charged with the alleged murder of former Elemo of Igoba, the late Aladegbaye Johnson.
Adeniyi, the Obalogun of Igoba and ruler of the Igoba community in Ondo State’s Akure North Local Government Area, was charged alongside Chief Adegbola Omoye and Adegbayi Ayoola.
According to the charge sheet, the trio was charged with conspiracy, murder, and other offenses.
The alleged murder occurred on August 4, 2021, at Aleo and Imolumo, Igoba in the Akure Judicial Division, after they subjected the victims, Johnson and Peter Akomolafe, to severe beatings and fist blows.
On conspiracy, the respondents were charged with a crime punishable under Section 516 of the Ondo State Criminal Code, Cap 37 Vol 1 Laws of Ondo State.
On the second count charge, they were accused of murder, a violation of Section 316 and a punishable offense under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 37, Vol. Laws of Ondo State, 2004.
When docked before Justice Williams Rotimi Olamide of the Ondo State High Court in Akure, the lawyer to the traditional head of Igoba, Barrister Ola Dan Olawale, told the court that he filed a bail application on March 22, 2022, but it was refused by the Prosecution Attorney, T. L. Oluwadare, when she was served on the grounds that the document was not dated.
The prosecution attorney, who was present in court, asked for more time to evaluate the bail application.
Following that, the trial judge, Justice Williams Rotimi Olamide, delayed the hearing on the bail application and the main matter until May 19, 2022.