• Trouble as Lagos court wants Lagos APC chieftain Baba Alado ,5 others to appear in court over murder of two
  • These are certainly not the best of times for popular Lagos chieftain of the All Progress Congress ,Alhaji Taoreed Faronbi ,AKA Baba Alado as a Lagos high Court has directed that he alongsidefi e others should be brought to court to face trial for the death of two persons.
  • The court,presided over by Justice Muslim Shile Hassan also remanded one of the accused persons at the Correctional Centre,pending the next adjournment day for the case .
  • The other co defendants in the charge instituted by the ministry of justice include : Alhaji Segun Akinde ,Mr Ayokunle Fakiyesi, Mr Idowu Akinde ,Mr Musiliu Oladejo , Mr Mathew Lekan and Mr Adeleke Akinjeji .
  • The defendants are being tried for allegedly responsible for the death of two persons ,Debo Olohunyo and Chibuzor Daniel in the Isheri Oshun area of Lagos State .
  • While other defendants were absent in court on Monday ,Lekan Mathew was arraigned on a three count charge and was remanded at the correctional centre ,pending the next date of adjournment .

Prosecuting counsel ,Kehinde Oluwole prayed the court to grant applications for the APC chieftain and others to be compelled through a court summons to appear in court .

He also prayed that Baba Alado and others be served a criminal summon as well as the charges through their counsel and that Lekan Mathew should be remanded at the correctional centre.

The charges against the APC chieftain and others reads this: ” that you Alhaji Chief Taoreed Faronbi Alado, Alhaji Olusegun Hakeem AKA( Echo) ,Mr Ayokunle Fakiyesi , Mr Idowu Akinde , Mr Musiliu Oladejo ,Mr Lekan Mathew and Mr Adeleke Akinjeji on or the 19thof March 2020, while at White Sand area of Isheei Oshun State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did commit act of terrorism ,in that you participated in attacks that led to the death of Debo Olohunyo and you thereby committed an offence, contrary to section 1 ( 2) (a) of the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 as amended by Terrorism Prevention Amendment act 2013 ”

The charge also states that ” that you Alhaji Chief Taoreed Faronbi Alado, Alhaji Olusegun Hakeem AKA( Echo) ,Mr Ayokunle Fakiyesi , Mr Idowu Akinde , Mr Musiliu Oladejo ,Mr Lekan Mathew and Mr Adeleke Akinjeji on or the 19thof March 2020, while at White Sand area of Isheei Oshun State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did commit act of terrorism ,in that you participated in attacks that led to the death of Chibizor Daniel and you thereby committed an offence, contrary to section 1 ( 2) (a) of the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 as amended by Terrorism Prevention Amendment act 2013 ”

The third count reads that’ ” that you Alhaji Chief Taoreed Faronbi Alado, Alhaji Olusegun Hakeem AKA( Echo) ,Mr Ayokunle Fakiyesi , Mr Idowu Akinde , Mr Musiliu Oladejo ,Mr Lekan Mathew and Mr Adeleke Akinjeji on or the 19thof March 2020, while at White Sand area of Isheei Oshun State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did cause attacks ,which led to destruction of properties and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 ( 2) (a) of the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 as amended by Terrorism Prevention Amendment act 2013 ”

The presiding justice ,Muslim Hassan granted the application from the prosecution counsel that the APC chieftain and others should be charged the charges through their lawyer .

The justice also said that since the counsel to the defendants has undertaken to bring them to court during the next adjournment date,there is no need to issue a criminal summon to be served through their Lawyer .

He however ordered that the fifth defendant Lekan Mathew should be remanded at the correctional centre till the 28th of January 2021,when the case was adjourned to.

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