Osun: 6 students remanded over arms

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From BAMIGBOLA GBOLAGUNTE, Osogbo

An Osogbo Magistrate Court has ordered six students of Osogbo High School,

Osogbo to be remanded in prison custody over alleged illegal possession of

arms.

The accused persons were said to have committed the offence on

February 3rd, 2014 at about noon at Nigeria Police headquarters gate,

Oke-fia, Osogbo.

The accused persons were identified as  Agboola Afeez (19) Ajao Adeniyi (18) Lawal Ridwan

(20) Adesoye Afeez (18) Hammed Sodiq (18) Ife Akinwole (17) and others now

at large.

According to the charge sheet, the six suspects were alleged to have

conspired with their co-students now at large to commit felony to

wit unlawful possession of firearms.

The accused students were alleged to have armed themselves with weapons

such as axes and knives in a public place without lawful permission.

It would be recalled that at least two students of Osogbo high school were

arrested by the Police over alleged involvement in cult activities two

weeks ago.

Also, some students of the school sustained serious injuries during a

fracas which ensued among them and students of other secondary schools in

the state capital.

The presiding magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko in his ruling turned down the

oral application made by their counsel, Mr Taiwo Awokunle and ordered them

to be remanded in Ilesa prison custody pending the time a formal

application would be made by their counsel..

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