A Federal High Court ,sitting in Lagos has ordered that Lagos Area Father,Alhaji Taoridi Faronbi popularly known asBaba Alado should be presented to the court to face murder and terrorism charges against him by the Attorney General of the Federation..

The inability of the prosecutor stalled the arraignment but the presiding judge granted a application by the prosecutor that Baba Alado and others should be served their charges thorough their lawyer, who was present in court l

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) charged Chief Taoreed Farounbi, alongside Alhaji Olusegun Akeem Akinde (A.K.A. Echo), Mr. Ayokunle Fakiyesi, Mr. Idowu Akinde, Musilu Oladejo, Mr. Lekan Matthew and Mr. Adeleke Akinjeji, before Justice Sule Hassan on a three count-charge of conspiracy to wit terrorism.

The Federal Ministry of Justice in a charge with the number FHC/L/279c/2020, alleged that Baba Alado and others, on March 19, 2020, conspired among themselves and participated in a terrorism act, which led to the killing of two men, Debo Olohunyo and Chibuzor Daniel, at the White Sand area of Isheri-Osun, Lagos State.

They were also accused of causing attacks which led to destruction of many properties in the area.

According to the AGF the offences are contrary to Section 1(2) (a) of the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 s amended by Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act 2013.

Prosecuting counsel A. K. Alilu, State Chief Counsel, informed the judge that Alhaji Faronbi and the other five defendants could not be produced by the prosecution, as they could not be located, since they were granted administrative bail by the police.

The prosecutor also told the court that the defendants, after being granted administrative bail, that their sureties, have severely failed to honour police invitation for the purpose of serving them the charge sheet.

In the circumstance, the prosecutor asked the court for summons against the defendants, to appear for their trial and also applied to the court to serve the charge sheets on the defendants through their counsel, who were in court.

He also asked the court for an order remanding the sixth defendant, Lekan Matthew, in prison custody till the date for the trial of the defendant.

Responding to the prosecutor’s request, counsel to the defendants, Mr. M.B Jimoh- Akogun, stated that in the last adjourned date, the ruling of the court was that the case was adjourned till 16, December, 2020, and that the defendants are still of the notion that the date still remains sacrosant.

He l also said that the defence team is ready to accept the charge sheets on behalf of their clients and would make the defendants available on the next adjourned date.

In a bench ruling of counsel’s submissions, Justice Hassan ordered that the charge sheet be served on the defendants’ lawyers and also ordered the sixth defendant, Lekan Matthew, who was in court, to be remanded in prison custody.

The matter was however adjourned till January 28, 2021, for the arraignment of the defendants.

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