Justice Adepele Ojo of High Court, Osogbo has reversed ruling on the bail application for owner of Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife, Dr Rahmon Adedoyin and six staff over the alleged murder of Master’s student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke.
The Nation reports Adedoyin, Magdalene Chiefuna, Adeniyi Aderogba, Oluwole Lawrence, Oyetunde Kazeem Adebayo Kunle and Adedeji Adesola were arraigned and remanded on eleven count charges bothering on murder, conspiracy, felony amongst others.
The case was adjourned to Friday for the argument of bail for the seventh defendant.
The counsel for the defendants, Kunle Adegoke and K. K Eleja, argued the formal bail application of the first to sixth defendant which was opposed by the prosecuting counsel, M O Omosun filed before Justice Ojo.
The counsel to the seventh defendant(Adesola Adedeji), Okon Ita moved the bail formal application for his client.
Ita told the Court: “The case is clearing of the bail application. The 7th defendant has filed a summon for bail. The 7th defendant applicant has brought an application before the court I be admitted to bail section 34(1) 35(1) A and B 36(5).
“We urge the court to admit her to bail pending the trial. Admitting her to bail on a liberal to enable her to meet the condition. The application has 8 grounds supporting it. We have 29 paragraph affidavit signed by Kayode Adedeji the father of the applicant. He is ready to stand for her bail if granted. The application is with written addresses. The processes were filed and served on 3rd of March 4, 2022.
“Exhibit one attached to the application is a medical report of the applicant. Exhibit one should be admitted as proof of exceptional circumstances to admit her to bail. I urge the court to rule in favour of our application in the most liberal term.”
The prosecution, M O Omosun responded: “We have filed a counter-affidavit to oppose the bail dated March 3 and filed the same day. 10 paragraph counter written address it was filed by John Idoko. I urge the court to refuse the bail motion.”
The presiding Justice, Adepele Ojo reserved a ruling on bail for all the defendants to Monday March 7, 2022.
She noted that a hearing of the matter will commence on Monday after ruling on bail. (The Nation)