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Olukere Admitted at Prison’s clinic, Absent in Court

The arraignment of the Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti , Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin , for alleged murder before a new Magistrate ’ s Court was stalled on Monday .
The monarch and five others had earlier been remanded in prison custody on December 27 by Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye.

The other accused persons were , however , present in court .
Others charged alongside the Olukere on a remand order filed by the Commissioner of Police are Ajewole Sunday , Adetowoju Bode , Kayode Michael , Olowolafe Tola and Aluko Taiwo.

A prison officer , Mr . O . Osamuyiwa , told the court that the Olukere was “ seriously sick” and on admission at the prison clinic .
He told the court that Obasoyin was to be referred to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital , Ado Ekiti, for further medical attention.

The Director of Public Prosecution , Mr . Gbemiga Adaramola , told the court that the state was taking over the prosecution of the case from the police.
He sought an adjournment to render the necessary legal advice .
Counsel to the accused persons , Mr . Ademola Adeyemi, opposed the reading of the charge in the absence of the Olukere .
Before adjourning the case till January 19 , the presiding Magistrate , Mrs . Dupe Afeniforo , ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody.

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