TimeTestedNews ||Oyo court frees 12 students over murder


The Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan the Oyo State capital has discharged 12 Students of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State over alleged murder.
The Chief Magistrate, Olabisi Ogunkanmi, who set them free, had earlier ordered all the 25 students to be remanded in a correctional facility in Ibadan, pending the outcome of legal advice.
The 12 Students who were discharged today , July 1, are Kehinde Martins, Samuel Okorie, Mustapha Khalid, Yusuf Adeniran, Joseph Areoye, Iyanuoluwa Oyelakin, Obaloluwa Olalekan, Emmanuel Adejumobi, John Daudu, Moses Abiola, Hammad Tijani and David Kolawole.
The Magistrate held that the legal advice indicated that the 12 students should not be charged with any offence as there was no evidence linking any of them with the offences alleged to have been committed.
One of the 25 defendants, who is a security guard at the university, Femi Oladoye, earlier charged with negligence of duty, was granted bail in the sum of N250,000, with two sureties in like sum.
Ogunkanmi, thereafter, adjourned the case to July 8 for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, CSP Funke Fawole, had told the court that the defendants committed the offence on May 24 at about 9 p.m at the afore-mentioned university.
Fawole said that the defendants unlawfully caused the death of one 22-year-old Jefry Akro, a student of the university, by beating him with planks and electrical wire.
She said that Oladoye, as a security guard, however failed to prevent the aggrieved students from beating Akro to death.
She said that the offences contravened Sections 516, 515 and 324 of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
Source: The Eagle Online.