The traditional ruler of Samora in Kwara State, Oba Matthew Idowu Ajiboye, was on Wednesday arraigned at an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court for allegedly leading hoodlums to attack another traditional ruler, Oloba of Eju Land, Alhaji Maroof Afolayan Adebayo, at the latter’s palace in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.
The Police First Information Report (FIR) stated that Oba Ajiboye alongside five others-Tijani Musibau, Kuburat Sodiku, Afolayan Sukiru, Usman Raufu, Tunde Arinwoye and Saheed Bello, who is now at large-attacked Adebayo and his family with dangerous weapons.
It added that Adebayo and his family members were terribly injured during the attack, while valuable items including cash, both in local and foreign currencies were carted away from the palace.
The prosecutor, Ojo Oluwaseun, informed the court that investigation was still ongoing on the matter and sought for an adjournment in order to conclude investigation.
President Magistrate Abdullahi Badmus, who granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties each, who must be resident within the court’s jusridiction.
He, adjourned the matter to August 24, 2022 for hearing.