Police arraign killers of Ibadan wine seller

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Oyo State Police Command, on Tuesday, arraigned the two suspected killers of a popular wine seller, Mrs Olufunke Ashaolu, around Sango area, Ibadan, before the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Modinat O. Akanni of court nine.

It will be recalled that Mrs Ashaolu, 51, was shot dead in her shop at Elewure area, Sango, Ibadan, at about 9.45 p.m, on September 29, 2016.

The suspects, Noah Kehe, 30, and Abodunrin Kazeem, 35, popularly known as “Ijoba Sango” were arraigned on a two-count charge in a suit number MI/1678/2016.

The suspects, according to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, conspired to assassinate Mrs Ashaolu in her shop.

Ajisebutu said the suspects were arrested by the police following an investigation into the incident.

The suspects, who were paraded in court with Sergeant Sunday Ojeleye as prosecutor, were accused of committing “felony to wit: murder and thereby, committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 324 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. II Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.”

The second count charge read: “that you, Noah Kehe and Abodunrin Kazeem on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did unlawfully cause the death of one Olufunke Ashaolu by shooting her with gun and thereby, committed an offence contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol II Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.”

In her ruling, Magistrate Akanni ruled that the suspect be remanded in prison pending legal advice.”

She then adjourned the case till December 16, 2016.