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Agodi Prison Refuses to Detain Inmates Over Absence of Covid-19 Tests Results

A Grade A Customary Court, sitting at Mapo in Ibadan, has ordered the detention of three suspected hooligans in the Mapo police cell for allegedly inducing public disorder. This is after Agodi Correctional Centre Warders, who brought the defendants to the court said that they have an order not to house any inmate, who fails to produce evidence of negative COVID-19 test.

The defendants who are Oluwaseun Ayola, 33; Yusuf Taofeek, 41 and Adetunji Adeyemo, 45, were also accused of assaulting police officers.

The three are facing a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, willful obstruction, malicious damage and road blocking.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Ayodele Ayeni, told the court that the defendants, with some who have taken to their heels, perpetrated the crime on January 28th around 10.00 a.m. at Oja’oba, Ibadan.

The prosecutor further said that the defendants attacked and ripped apart the mufti dresses of policemen, who were lawfully executing their duty. The prosecutor also revealed to the court that the defendants breached public peace by blocking the road, unnecessarily causing anxiety, shouting and hurling abusive words on passers-by and the Police.

Ayeni gave the names of police officers attacked by the defendants as ASP Sunday Amolegbe, ASP Olayemi Akomolafe, ASP Matthew Jagunmolu and DSP Ogunsola Odesonmi.

He added that the offences were contrary to and punishable under sections 516, 197, 355, 45, 451 and 241 of the Criminal Code Act Cap 38 Vol ii law of Oyo State 2000.

Oyomesioro reports that Ayola and Taofeek pleaded guilty to the charges but incapable to meet the bail conditions.

Ruling on the suit, the President of the court, Mrs Imoleayo Akinrodoye admitted each of the defendants to N100,000 bail with two reliable sureties in like sum.

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