Court Remands Anti-Aregbesola APC Chieftain, 6 Others in Prison Over Alleged Breach of Peace.

Following the arrest of Alhaji Fatai Oyedele, a 60 years old chieftain of the All Progressive Congress(APC), Popularly known as Diekola and six of his supporters. An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Tuesday have remanded them all in Ilesa prison over alleged breach of public peace.

The other accused persons remanded are Salau Moshood, 43; Adekunle Onikole,40; Oladosu Alo, 53; Funsho Babalola, 51; Babayo Daudu, 36; and Babalola Kayode, 42.

Diekola, and the other accused persons are facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and breach of public peace.

The Prosecutor, Mr Chris Okafor, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Monday at about 12.05 pm at ring road area of Osogbo.

Okafor said the accused conspired among themselves to chant abusive songs which were political and almost led to a breach of public peace.

He said the offences contravened Sections 517, 349, and 69 and were punishable under Section 70 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge against them while their counsel, Mr Olarewaju Jaiyeoba, pleaded for bail.

Recall, that Diekola was reported to have threatened to send Governor Aregbesola out of Osun state political, after his tenure ends in 2018. Following several political rifts with the governor.

However, many indigenes of Osun State, who are well acquainted with Political unravellings in the state are of the opinion that the prosecutor and magistrate are acting on the governor’s instruction.

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