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Leadership Tussle: Man,30, Docked For Killing Opponent



For allegedly conspiring with others now at large to beat a man to death over a community leadership tussle, a 30-year-old man, Kamorudeen Suleiman a.k.a. Aiyeniromo of Galadima compound, Otte, Kwara State has been arraigned before an Ilorin magistrate Court.

The accused was dragged before the court on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide, which contravene Sections 97 and 221 of Penal Code Law.

The accused has since been remanded at the Federal Prison Yard, Oke-Kura, Ilorin.

The deceased, Isiaka Sikiru, was said to have on April 29, 2018 been inside the house with his wife, Rashidat, when one Rafiu of Otte area, Kwara State now at large came to invite him (deceased) to an unknown place in Otte to settle a lingering issue between them.

Later in the day, while the wife was at home expecting the return of her husband, information got to her that he had been attacked by some persons. When she rushed to the scene she met her husband lying unconscious in a pool of blood.

However, the victim was taken to a hospital where he was confirmed dead. Police First Information Report (FIR) stated that investigation conducted at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Ilorin led to the arrest of the accused who was a member of a group christened ‘Winning Base’ in Ikoyi, Oyo State.

According to the FIR, the accused had run to Oyo State where he was arrested and he confessed that his group attacked the deceased over a leadership tussle in Otte, Kwara State.

The FIR added that the accused confessed that he was a member of the ‘Winning Base’ that killed the deceased and he mentioned other members of the gang that took part in the attack that led to the death of the deceased as Abdulateef a.k.a. Shao, Mumini a.k.a. Papa, Hakeem a.k.a. Case, Muda a.k.a. Student, Rafiu a.k.a. Abike and others now at large.

The prosecutor, Oderinde Abideen, who informed the court that investigation into the case was yet to be completed, submitted that the alleged offence committed by the accused was capital in nature and not ordinarily bailable.

He, therefore, objected bail of the accused and urged the court to remand him in prison custody pending the outcome of investigation.