Court remands alleged killer of UNIOSUN student in prison

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Justice Kudirat Akano on Tuesday remanded the leader of an Islamic sect, Jafariyah, Kareem Yusuf, and four others for alleged involvement in the killing of a 400 level student of Osun state University, Timileyin Olufemi Sonibare, for money rituals.
Others remanded alongside Kareem are, Abdurafiu Sakariyah, who was said to be roasting the head of the deceased when caught, Ayuba Ibrahim, Ishaq Yusuf and Abdulkareem Adeoti.
They were said to have committed the crime on the 26th of June 2017, at Jafariyah Avenue, Oke-Baale Area, Osogbo.
The accused were charged  with three counts charges of conspiracy, murder and misconduct with corpse, contrary to section 516, 319, and 242 and punishable under section 319(1) of criminal code, Cap 34, Vol 11, Laws of Osun State, 2002.
The first and fifth accused, Yusuf and Adeoti, had been on bail, granted them by the magistrate court.
When they were arraigned at the high Court on Tuesday, the second accused, Sakariyah pleaded guilty to he charges.
Counsel to the accused persons, Mr. Kazeem Badmus, urged the court to sustain the earlier bail granted his clients by the magistrate court.
According to the counsel, in the case of Abiola V Federal Republic of Nigeria, oral application can be allowed for the bail. He submitted that the duty of the court is to consider the liberty of the accused persons.

Counsel should come formally with bail application. Only two sureties could be seen for the four accused persons.
But, the state prosecutor led by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, opposed the oral bail of the counsel, saying the accused were just arraigned at the high Court.
He also called the attention of the court to the absence of two sureties to the accused persons.
Justice Akano thereby ordered that the accused be remanded in Ilesa prison and adjourned the matter to December 15, 2017 for hearing.

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