Three arraigned for attack on gospel singer

Three suspects have been arraigned in court over an alleged attack on Yinka Ayefele and his band.

Yinka Ayefele

The accused have been identified as Kolade Owolabi, 35, Tope Olorunfemi, 22, and Isiaka Yusuf, 20.

The court heard that the accused along with other suspects who are still at large conspired to damage the windscreen of a vehicle belonging to Ayefele, at about 7.30pm on Thursday, October 27, at the Ewi's palace in the state, Punch reports.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Bankole Olasunkanmi, disclosed that the musician was at the palace to entertain the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at the behest of the Ekiti State Government.

Punch reports that the Oba was reportedly visiting for the first since his coronation when the hoodlums attacked Ayefele and his band.

According to Olasunkanmi, “The offence contravened Section 451 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Vol 1, Law of Ekiti State.”

The accused pleaded not guilty to the accusations levelled against them, while their counsel, Mr Gabriel Oladimeji, asked the court to grant them bail on the premise that they would not jump bail.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor applied for a short date for prosecution which would allow him time to study the case file and put together witnesses.

Chief Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, who presided over the case, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety each in like sum before adjourning the case until November 8, 2016, for further hearing.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Here are the 5 worst cities to live in Africa, according to Economist Intelligence Unit report

Here are the 5 worst cities to live in Africa, according to Economist Intelligence Unit report

10 African countries with the largest foreign exchange reserves

10 African countries with the largest foreign exchange reserves

Travel & Tourism: Here are the top 10 most developed countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Travel & Tourism: Here are the top 10 most developed countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Bolton's new 'Jay-Jay Okocha' wants to represent Nigeria ahead of England

Bolton's new 'Jay-Jay Okocha' wants to represent Nigeria ahead of England

Stefflon Don replies Burna Boy on new single, 'First of All'

Stefflon Don replies Burna Boy on new single, 'First of All'

Abba Kyari escapes murder in Kuje prison

Abba Kyari escapes murder in Kuje prison

2023: Court clears Jonathan to contest for president

2023: Court clears Jonathan to contest for president

Here are the top 10 best African countries to invest in this year

Here are the top 10 best African countries to invest in this year

5 worst UEFA Champions League finals in history

5 worst UEFA Champions League finals in history