The Son of Olosunjela of Osunjele Ijesa, Oba Muhammed Babatunde has been arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate Court over Advance Fraud Related Case.
Olalekan Muhammed, a Commissioner in the Osun State Local Government Service Commission was arraigned alongside Rasheed Bakare, also an In-law to the monarch. The duo were arraigned before the Magistrate Court over Advance Fraud Related Case.
Police Prosecutor, Solomon Idoko who brought the accused to the court pleaded that the court should take the plea of the suspect for the police to proceed with the trial of the case.
Idoko told the court that the charges are related to the alleged criminal conspiracy and obtaining by false presence case involving the Osun State House of Assembly Leader, Hon Timothy Owoeye currently before the court.
However, counsel to the suspect, M A Shitu opposed entertaining the charges by the magistrate court for lack of jurisdiction. He described the charges brought by the police to the magistrate court which is criminal in nature as an abuse of court process having understood that is it only higher court that can entertain such matter and urged the court to dismiss the charges in its entirety.
The Presiding Magistrate, Segun Ayilara reserved ruling over jurisdictional issue in entertaining the charges and ordered that the two suspect be remanded in police custody pending determination.
Charges are related to the alleged criminal conspiracy and obtaining by false presence, case involving the Osun House of Assembly Leader, Timothy Owoeye currently before the court.
The case has been adjourned to the 12th of October,2018.
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