Suspended Ogun APC Chairman, Derin Adebiyi escapes assassination

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… as court remands alleged culprits in prison

Fasilat Oluwuyi

An Ogun State Magistrates court sitting in Isabo Abeokuta has remanded two men, Akinola Lukman,38, and Dare Sowunmi,25, in prison for alleged attempted murder of the Ogun State APC suspended chairman, Derin Adebiyi.

The duo were arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, attempted murder and robbery before Magistrate Olanrewaju Onagoruwa.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Boniface Agboh told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 26 at about 1:55 am at No 32 legislative quarters Ibara Abeokuta.

He alleged that the defendant unlawfully attempted to murder the APC chairman.

He stated that the defendant stole four phones valued N850,000, One solar charger and the cash of N2,590,000 from the party chieftain.

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Agboh added that the defendants were armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlass and guns before they were apprehended by the security operatives.

Agboh said that the offence committed is contrary to and punishable under section 1(2) A,5(R) the Armed Robbery and Firearms (special provision) Act Cap 389 of the Federation of Nigeria 1999 and section 320 Laws of Federation 2004.

However, the defendants’ pleas were not taken.

The Magistrate, Olanrewaju Onagoruwa ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The case was adjourned till May 24th for mention.

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