A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo has remanded three traditional chiefs and one other for allegedly defrauding a prince on the pretense to install him as a king.
The chiefs; Adepoju Aderemi, Muritala Adeleke, Najeem Ayoku and one other, Egbebi Kolawole were arraigned on four count of perjury, fraud and breach of peace by the police
The police prosecutor, Saheed Anifowose disclosed in charge sheet that, “Chief Adepoju Aderemi, Chief Muritala Adeleke, Chief Najeem Ayoku, Egbebi Kolawole and others now at large between the 13th to 17th November, 2022 at Ekosin/Town in the Osogbo Magisterial District did conspire together to commit felony to wit perjury, obtaining money under false pretence and conduct likely to cause breach of peace.
“They did with intent to defraud, obtain the sum of N2,200,000 from one Adepoju Kazeem Olalekan under the presence of installing him as a king which you know to be false thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.”
However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the alleged offences as their counsel, Yemi Abiona applied for their bail in the most liberal term.
The presiding magistrate, Dr. Olusegun Ayilara ordered that they should be remanded in Correctional Center and said the matter should be transferred to Okuku Magistrate’s Court for fresh arraignment.
Source: The Nation