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13 Suspected Killers Of Kwara Monarch Remanded

The 13 suspected killers of the Olukoro of Koro in Ekiti local Government area of Kwara State, Oba Segun Aremu have been remanded at a Correctional Centre by Ilorin Magistrate court.

Recall that the retired Army General turned monarch, Olukoro of Koro kingdom, Oba Olusegun Aremu was penultimate Thursday evening murdered cold blood in his palace, barely a few minutes after he returned from a security meeting with other traditional rulers in Isin local government.

The suspects were arrested in a thick forest between Ekiti and Kogi States following the combined efforts of the police, Military, DSS and local hunters with the active usage of a Helicopter chopper released for the operation by the angry Inspector General of Police Kayode Egbetokun, to rescue the kidnapped widow, another victim and arrest the suspects.

The suspects were arraigned for alleged criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, kidnapping and giving false information.

They are Godwin Jacob, Olowofela Oyebanji, Adefalolu Ayodele, Tewasie Francis, Babatunde Samuel, Godwin Joseph, Issa Number and Miracle Solomon.

Others include Abraham Kehinde, Muhammed Bello, Muhammed Muhammed, Ahmadu Umaru and Muhammed Dankai.

The Police First Information Report (FIR) said that one Aremu Simon Adeyemi reported the case of the murder of Olukoro to the Eruku Police Division.

“The suspects pointed a gun at him, ordering him to follow them when he challenged them after noticing their movement around his grandson.

“He said his grandson escaped through the backdoor while the suspects proceeded to kill the monarch, kidnapped his wife and one Mercy,” the FIR quoted Adeyemi as saying.

The police prosecutor, Abdullah Sanni, informed the court of the motion exparte attached to the police report, urging the court to remand the suspects.

In her ruling, Magistrate Monisola Kamson ordered that the suspects should be remanded at the Federal Correctional Centre and adjourned the matter to March 5, 2024.

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