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Magistrate Olusola Aluko has ordered the remand of sixteen suspected political thugs at the Ilesa Correctional Center for allegedly attacking the convoy of Deputy Governor of the State, Benedict Alabi, and damaging some vehicles in the entourage with stones.
The suspects are Ayobami Hammed, 25; Kareem Jamiu, 27; Yusuf Babatunde, 20; Ismail Taiwo, 20; Emmanuel Monday, 28; Bankole Sunday, 24; Raji Wasiu, 25; Babatunde Nurudeen, 31; and Adediran Morenikeji, 25.
Others are Olateju Olayemi, 24; Lawal Victor, 20; Aderemi Segun, 25; Idris Olajide, 20; Akindoyin Ifeoluwa, 22; Olanrewaju Femi, 22; and Nurudeen Sulaiman, 35.
The suspects were arraigned on a seven count charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful possession of guns and wilful damages.
The police prosecutor, John Idoko, urged the court to remand the defendants on the ground of the sensitivity of the matter.
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