Court to deliver ruling on Ife clash bail application on June 16

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[Osun]–Osogbo High Court, Osun State presided over by Justice Kudirat Akano will deliver ruling on bail application of Oba Ademola Ademiluyi, Pastor Taiwo Elurinsanmi and other four suspects of Ife clash on June 16, 2017.

The court had not give any ruling on the formal bail application filed by the defence counsel, Wale Olawoyin.

During the commencement day, June 14, 2017 of the trial, formal bail application was argued by the defence counsel, SAN Wale Olawoyin  and prosecuting counsel, Mr. Simon Lough.

Wale Olawoyin informed the court that “Application for bail was filed on May 10, 2017 and duly served on the prosecution on the May 18, 2017″.

The prosecutor, Mr. Simon Lough said the bail application was served on 1st of June. However, Wale Olawoyin denied that he served the application on 1st of June 2017.

He told the court that ” The accused persons applicant have a summon for bail application dated 9th of May filed on 10th of May in pursuant to section 118 sub section 1 of the criminal Procedure Act and relevant sections”

“My prayer are for the accused persons to be admitted on bail on the most liberal term”.
Upon the  the bail application the judge is yet to give her ruling on granting the bail or denying the bail application.

The trial which commenced on Wednesday, court has taken two witnessess ; Mallami Nasri and Abubarka Mutari, the two witness who gave their testimonies in Hausa language through an interpreter.

Mallami Nasri told the court yesterday that pastor Fakowajo shot and killed one Salmon Mohammad in his presence while some of the people who attack the Hausas  are putting on face mask”.

While Abubakar Mutari was cross examined today(Thursday) by the defence counsel,  Wale Olawoyin, he said, “Those that attack us did not put on face mask”.

The defence counsel seek for adjournment from the court. He said ” I want the court to adjourn sitting till tomorrow for further trial in regard to a personal commitment that I have in Ibadan”.

Justice Kudirat Akano in her ruling adjourn the case to 16th June, 2017 for further trial.

While the counsel was addressing journalists after the sitting of the court, Wale Olawoyin said “we have taken second prosecution witness today and case had been adjourned till tomorrow for continuation of trial.

“The application for bail was argued yesterday and court has indicated that ruling will be delivered tomorrow (Friday)”.

Simon Lough also said ” The court will  continue to take witnesses tomorrow”.




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