An Ado – Ekiti Magistrate ’ s Court on Thursday freed two persons who were accused of destroying a hotel belonging to the Olukere of Ikere- Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin , in the Gbemisola area of the town.
The two suspects – Ayodele Osanyinbola and Babatunde Ayodele – had been arrested and detained by the police in connection with the attack on the hotel on December 25 , 2017 , three days after it was inaugurated .
The suspects had been remanded pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions .
The magistrate , Mrs . Doyin Akosile , on Thursday ordered their release , saying the advice from the DPP stated that they had no case to answer.
Some thugs had attacked the hotel because the monarch said Ikere had yet to have a candidate for the 2018 governorship election .
The state Deputy Governor, Kolapo Olusola , a native of the town , had been anointed as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The monarch ’ s loyalists allegedly launched a reprisal on those suspected to be the perpetrators, leading to the death of one Kolade Adefemi .
The Olukere and five others were arrested and detained for the death.
They were charged with conspiracy , attempted murder of one Ayodele