Former House of Assembly Speaker Sent to Jail Over Attempted Murder
- An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ court has ordered the imprisonment of a former speaker of Ekiti House of Assembly, Dele Olugbemi
- The court directed that Olugbemi be remanded in Ado-Ekiti Correctional Centre over alleged fraud and attempted murder
- Olugbemi is facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, fraud, attempted murder, and threat of violence
Olugbemi was remanded by an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Monday, June 5, The Punch reported.
How former speaker landed in trouble
The former speaker, 48, was alleged to have threatened violence against and attempted to murder Chief Ogunyemi Aluko and one other person, the News Agency of Nigeria also reported.
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Saka Afunso, the Chief Magistrate, ordered the remand of the defendant in the Ado-Ekiti Correctional Centre, pending the issuance of legal advice.
His case was also adjourned the case till Monday, July 3, for mention.
Chief Aluko, a leader of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in Ekiti had petitioned the police alleging that the ex-speaker defrauded him of four hundred thousand naira and in order not to pay back, he had continued to send some persons to kill him.
The last straw that broke the camel’s back was recently when some of the boys allegedly sent by Olugbemi attacked the OPC leader with bottles, hence his decision to approach security agents.
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