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Court orders arrest of APC Chairman, other officials for murder

28 July 2016, 09:24

Abuja - An Ekiti State High Court has ordered the arrest of All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Jide Awe, over their alleged involvement in a murder case, Naij reports.

To be arrested alongside Awe, Faboro John Ojo, Aniramu Basiru and Falayi Busuyi have also been implicated in the murders of Ayo Murphy Jeje and Julianah Adewumi in Erinjiyan-Ekiti on March 30,2013.

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The warrant of arrest, dated July 27, was issued by Yakubu Dauda, who ordered that the accused appear in court after defying several previous orders, Premium Times reports.

“Consequently, I hereby invoke the provisions of Section 94 of the Ekiti State Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Ekiti State by ordering that Bench Warrants be issued against the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th defendants to compel their appearances before this court at the next day of adjournment and subsequently to stand for their trial. This matter is hereby adjourned till 5th of October, 2016 for hearing,” the judge ruled.

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