Court to hear bail application for Adeleke’s appointee Olalekan Oyeyemi accused of murder

Olalekan Oyeyemi and Ademola Adeleke

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has fixed March 19 to hear the bail application of a member of Osun Park Management System Olalekan Oyeyemi alias Emir.

The police charged Mr Oyeyemi, who is Governor Ademola Adeleke’s appointee, with 11 counts of terrorism and murder.

Police prosecutor Umar Rabiu alleged that Olalekan committed the offences on February 27, August 22 and November 28, 2022 in Osogbo.

He stated: “Olalekan conspired to wit Act of terrorism by being armed with guns, terrorising All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters and other residents at Orita CMS, Ayepe and Ayetoro in Osogbo thereby killing Muraina Olayiwole, Tope, Tajudeen Rabiu and Oyewale Sharif.

“The accused person blocked one Golf car with registration number BD 468 BDJ driven by one Oyebanji Kazeem with his bus in the company of thugs, the driver narrowly escaped death. He also burnt down the vehicle based on political differences.”

Adeleke’s appointee Olalekan Oyeyemi remanded for alleged murder

Rabiu noted that the alleged offences contravened Sections 26(1)(a), 2(2), i, h, of the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022.

Olalekan pleaded not guilty to the charges. His lawyer Edmund Biriomoni filed a formal bail application for him.

However, Rabiu noted that he would need more time to reply and file a counter application to the bail request.

Justice Emmanuel Ayoola ordered that the accused person be remanded in Ile-Ife correctional facility and adjourned the matter to March 19 for hearing of the bail application.