Seven Ibadan Men Docked For Beating Inspector Okoro To Death
Seven men who who allegedly beat a police Inspector Augustine Okoro to death at a checkpoint in Iseyin Road, Moniya area of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State were arraigned in court on Tuesday.
The suspects are Sarafa Lateef (30), Saminu Ibrahim (28), Oloso Sikiru (36), Fatai Yusuf (45), Moruf Olanrewaju (42), Isiaka Rafiu (40), and Anuoluwa Akinola (32).
They were arraigned for conspiracy and murder.
The prosecutor, ASP Amos Adewale, told court that the defendants conspired on April 25 somewhere on Iseyin Road, Moniya, Ibadan, and caused the death of one Insp Augustine Okoro (43).
He added that the accused beat and stoned Insp Okoro to death while the deceased was conducting stop-and-search routine duty in the area.
The offence, he said, contravened the Criminal Code of Oyo State 2000.
Chief Magistrate E. A. Idowu of Iyaganku Chief Magistrate’s Court who did not take the plea of the accused for want of jurisdiction, ordered their remand at the Agodi correctional facility.
Idowu referred the case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for advice and adjourned the matter to July 10, for mention.