Crime and Metro

BREAKING: Notorious Cultist, Oko-Ilu Arraigned In Court In Osogbo

Hammed Rasheed, 29, also known as Oko-Ilu, is a wanted cultist in Osun State and has been charged in court.

On Wednesday, Oko-Ilu was hauled before Chief Magistrate Olufemi Ayilara of the Osogbo Magistrate Court by the police.

The alleged member of a cult was charged with nine counts that included murder, the illegal killing of two people, disturbing the peace, cultism, and other offenses.

He was accused of shooting Inspector Gbenga Eke and killing Hassan Adedeji as well as Idowu (also known as Delta).

Because the magistrate rejected Oko-plea, Ilu’s the police prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun, did not read the charge sheet in court.

The Magistrate, Ayilara remanded him in Ilesa prison and adjourned the case till October 7.

The Chief Magistrate further ordered that the duplicate case file should be forwarded to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

Recall that Oko-Ilu who is accused of terrorising Ede community and its environment was arrested in Osogbo in the wee hours of Saturday.

He was arrested in an operation conducted by Police in collaboration with men of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC).

Rasheed, a welder by vocation, was being trailed by the security agents for allegedly causing the death of many people in Ede community.

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