Court remands two men over attack on Kwara Police Station

Court remands two men over attack on Kwara Police Station

A magistrate court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday, remanded two men who allegedly attacked a police station to free their friends detained in custody at Share, headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects, Garuba Aliyu a.k.a Karufi (45) and Quadri Olalekan (31), were arraigned on the charges of obstructing public servants, disturbance of public peace and inciting disturbance contrary to sections 149, 113 and 114 of penal code law.

According to the Police First Information Report, the two accused persons, along with some others, who are still at large, conspired and attacked the Share Division Police Station, injuring policemen on duty, in the process.

“They broke into the cell to forcefully remove Hamza Mohammed, Ola Olupako and Yero Jordan, who were in the police custody.

“Thereafter, they stormed the Olupako Palace, chanting various war songs, armed with dangerous weapons whereby they attacked the elders of the community who were having a meeting with the Olupako of Share in his Palace.

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The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Counsel to the accused persons, Toyin Onaolapo, urged the Court to grant bail to his clients on liberal terms.

The presiding magistrate, Ibrahim Mohammed, ordered the suspects to be remanded at the correctional facility.

The case was adjourned till February 1st, 2022, for further mention.

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