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Ejigbo Pepper Saga: Court Remands of 9 Suspects


By Niyi Adeyi – An Ikeja High Court Tuesday, ordered the remand in prison of nine suspects and charged one, over torture, attempted murder and sodomy of three female accused of stealing pepper at Oba Morufu International Market in Ejigbo, a Lagos suburb.

The accused were arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye on an amended 19-count charge for allegedly commiting offences, such as: assault occasioning harm, maliciously administering poison, unlawful assembly, trial by ordeal, causing grievous harm, deprivation of liberty and conspiracy to commit felony.

The suspects believed to be members of the Odua People’s Congress (OPC) in the amended charges, were accused of inserting stick into the vagina of Nike Salami and Juliana Agomo. They also assaulted one Ajoke Agomo by stripping her naked, beating her up and spraying pepper over her body.

The charge, the 1st defendant namely Waidi and 5th (Lateef) unlawfully collecting the sum of N50, 000 from Fima Agomo to defraud, by pretending that the money would be paid to traders whose stocks (pepper) were stolen.

The respondents include: Isiaka Waidi (61); Saheed Adisa (29); Lateef Tijani (37); Ahmed Adisa (65); Azeez Akinosun (36); Jimoh Busari (50); Adekunle Adenuga (38). Other suspects are Oloruntoyin Dauda (46); Buhari Yusuf (22) and Abdullahi Haruna (20).


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