The Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ court sitting at Ibadan on Wednesday ordered the remand of Oyebisi Ilaka, 57, and his bodyguard, Temitayo Alamiyo, 45, at Agodi prison for allegedly causing the death of three persons at the Alaafin of Oyo palace during the 2018 Oranmiyan festival.
The first defendant, Ilaka, is a Senatorial aspirant in Oyo Central under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Jejelola Ogunbona, ordered the remand of the duo when the proof of evidence was submitted to the court.
Mr Abiodun Abdulraheem, the Counsel to the defendants, urged the court to grant his client bail as the first defendant has a medical history of hypertension.
Ogunbona ordered that the defendants be remanded at Agodi Prison pending the outcome of the case file from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution.
“The first defendant, Ilaka, should be given free access to see a doctor while in prison for the sake of his hypertension according to his lawyer’s plea,” Ogunbona directed.
She adjourned the case till September 18 for mention.
Ilaka and Alamiyo were in court on five counts of conspiracy, causing death, attempt to kill, conspiracy with one another and unlawful possession of pump action rifle.
The Police Prosecutor, Mr Matthew Ojeah, had told the court that Ilaka and Alamiyo allegedly conspired to commit felony and attempted murder.
Ojeah said that Alamiyo, on September 8, attempted to cause the death of Toheeb Olanrewaju, 20, Modinat Adeyemi, 55, and Tijani Lateef, 35, by shooting them with pump action gun.
“Alamiyo was alleged to have also unlawfully attempted to kill one Isiaka Afolabi, 47, by shooting him with pump action gun in the right eye and unlawful possession of pump action rifle,”said Ojeah.