An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court has ordered that three members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged arson and murder.
The three OPC members—Awodele Adedigba, 45; Dauda Kazeem , 38, and Hassan Ramon, 33, were charged with three counts of conspiracy, murder and arson by the police.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olaide Hamzat,who did not take the plea of the suspects, for lack of jurisdiction, ordered that they be remanded in Abolongo Correctional facility in Oyo town.
Hamzat ordered the police to return the case file to the office of the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), and adjourned the matter till April 21, for mention.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Inspector Opeyemi Olagunju, told the court that the suspects on March 7, at about 8am at Kajola village, Ayete, allegedly caused the death of a 45-year-old woman.
He said that Awodele, Dauda and Hassan allegedly set fire to the house of the house of Fulani ‘warlord,’ Abdullahi Wakili, valued at N5 million.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 316, 324, 443 and 516 of the Criminal Code of Oyo State 2000.