Police Arraigns Political Thugs Arrested Relating To Ekiti PDP Primary

The Nigeria Police has arraigned some suspected political thugs arrested by Soldiers at the border town of Itawure in Efon Alaaye, Ekiti State in the eve of PDP primary before the State Chief Magistrate’s Court presiding in Ado-Ekiti.

The ninety eight suspects were brought before Chief Magistrate, Mrs Titilayo Ola-Olorun on charges of threatening violence, and unlawful possession of firearms, among others.

According to the police prosecutor, Mr. Samson Osubu said the suspects on January 25, were armed in public without lawful possession in such a manner as to cause terror.

He also alleged that the suspects, while in eleven vehicles, did embark on unlawful procession from Ibadan, Oyo State, heading to Ado-Ekiti for the just-concluded Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primary.

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He added that the suspects unlawfully have in their possession, two pump action guns, three locally-made pistols, six Dane guns, 98 cartridges, knives, cutlass and charm.

The police prosecutor noted that their offences contravene Sections 516, 80, 88 and Section 4 and are punishable under Section 27(b) (c) of Firearms Act Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

Their counsels, Mr Odunayo Okunade, Mr Busuyi Ayorinde and Mr Chris Omokhafe, respectively, urged the court to grant them bail.

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Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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