Alleged murder: Osun court dismisses suit against Aregbesola’s men

Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo on Friday struck out a case against seven members of The Osun Progressives, who had been dragged before it for attempted murder.

Those arraigned include; Ex APC state secretary, Mr. Rasaq Salinsile, ex APC acting chairman, Rev. Adelowo Adebiyi, former Commissioner for Works and Transport, Kazeem Salami, and former Commissioner for Youth Sport and Special Needs, Comrade Biyi Odunlade.

Others were former Special Adviser to the Governor on Taxation, Barr. Gbenga Akano; and two APC members from Ilesa and Osogbo, Alaba Popoola and Azeez Adekunle respectively.

The defendants were charged for attempted murder, assault and breach of peace allegedly committed at the venue of the sitting of Ward Congress Appeal Committee of APC.

At the resumed hearing of the matter, Mr F. Akintayo, a counsel from the Ministry of Justice, informed the court that the Ministry has taken over the prosecution of the case from the police.

Akintayo then applied that the case is withdrawn from the court.

Defence team led by Gbenga Awosode did not oppose the application.

In his ruling, the presiding magistrate, Dr. Segun Ayilara, subsequently dismissed the case.