An Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo, Wednesday, ordered the remand of two ladies for allegedly attempting to murder the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.
The state Police Command that arraigned the suspects also accused them of stealing and vandalising Justrite, a mall in Osogbo.
The suspects, Tajudeen Suliyat and Ayomide Abdulazeez, both aged 20, were slammed with a six-count charge of attempted murder, malicious damage, burglary and conspiracy, Guardian reports.
Police prosecutor, ASP Idoko John, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on October 17, 2020, at about 4:30 p.m. at Olaiya Junction, Osogbo.
Idoko alleged that the accused persons conspired among themselves and unlawfully attempted to kill Governor Oyetola by firing guns and throwing stones at him.
He further informed the court that the accused persons did willfully and unlawfully damage 17 vehicles in the governor’s convoy
The prosecutor also said that the accused on the same date at about 8:00 p.m. unlawfully broke and entered into Justrite Mall and stole laptops, mobile phones and phone accessories, all valued at N3,568,000, property of Ashiru Ibrahim Olayemi.
However, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the allegations preferred against them.
The defence counsel, Nurudeen Kareem, made oral application for the bail of the accused persons in most liberal terms, saying the offence against the suspects were bailable.
In his reaction, the prosecutor opposed the bail application on the ground that the accused persons will commit similar offence if granted bail.
In his ruling, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara ordered the remand of the accused persons in Ilesa Correctional Centre till November 20, 2020 for ruling on their bail application.