Court Convicts Monarch For Contempt


An Oshogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday convicted an Osun monarch , the Olokini of Okini , Oba Akadiri Okanola , 65 , and one Suleiman Rasaki, 47 , for contempt .

The Chief Magistrate , Mr Olusola Aluko , however , freed the monarch and his secretary on self recognition , who pleaded guilty , but cautioned them.

The prosecuting state counsel , Mr Ogunleye Muyiwa , said the traditional ruler had refused to show up in a case – Mos/ 192c / 2013 , instituted against him without any genuine reason .

The defendants are facing an eight – count charge bordering on conspiracy , forceful entry , threat to life and assault .

Muyiwa told the court that Oba Okanola and his secretary Rasaki , committed the offence on Dec. 2 , 2012 at about 3 : 00 p . m. at Awoniyi Street , Ilobu , Okini.

Muyiwa said that the defendants conspired to breach the peace of the area by unlawfully entering into a piece of land belonging to one Rasheed Awoniyi .

He said that the accused persons organised some thugs to attack some bricklayers carrying out their jobs on the land in questioned .

He said the offences contravened Section 133( 2 ) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol . 11 Laws of Osun , 2003 .

Counsel to the convicts , Mr Abimbola Ige , prayed the magistrate to temper justice with mercy in sentencing the convicts .

The case was adjourned till April 7 .

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