Police To Arraign Ekiti Serving Commissioner, Others Today In Abuja

The police today in Abuja will arraign a serving
commissioner in Ekiti State, Mr. Funminiyi Afuye, along with 11 others for
terrorism charges, following an assault on the convoy of Governor Kayode
Fayemi, in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on June 8.
Afuye is the state Commissioner for Information.

According to Punch, the case, marked FHC/ABJ/CR/118/14, was
filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday and was shortly after
filing assigned to Justice Evoh Chukwu.
It was subsequently confirmed that the matter would come up
for arraignment on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 today.
The accused had on June 8 reportedly attacked the convoy of
Fayemi following the disruption of a rally of members of the All Progressives
The alleged assault was said to have resulted in the death
of one Peter Akin while many others sustained varying degrees of injury.
But the police on Tuesday, through a Deputy Superintendent
of Police, Oloye Torugbene, of the Legal/Prosecution Section of the Force
Headquarters in Abuja, who signed the charges, preferred three counts of
terrorism acts against the accused persons.
In the three counts, the police alleged that the accused
persons conspired among themselves to commit an act of terrorism under sections
1(2)(d), 2(2)(h) and 17 of the Terrorism (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2013.
The police alleged that the accused persons conspired among
themselves to commit the act of terrorism by shooting and using dangerous
weapons/devices which resulted in the death one Peter Akin.
The prosecution also alleged that the accused persons
“incited, promised and induced other persons to commit an act of terrorism”,
actions which the police alleged constituted an act of terrorism.
Apart from Afuye (57), other accused persons are Idowu
Aladejobi (68), Afunye Jide (30), Anisulowo Kayode (46), Azeez Suleiman (19),
Ajayi Idowu (18), Babadi Ajayi (35), Abiodun Omoniyi (68), Oyedapo Olaoluwa
(29), Sunday Olalere (27), Dapo David (26), Akinyemi Tayo (25), and others said
to be at large.

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