Senator Ibrahim arraigned in court, granted bail

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A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital on Monday granted bail to Senator Rafiu Ibrahim and nine others.

Senator Ibrahim who represents Kwara south in the Senate was arrested by the police last Friday in connection with political violence that occurred in his Ojoku country home early last week.

Senator Ibrahim was also the Kwara South senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Saturday elections.

He, alongside other nine suspects, has been in police custody since Friday last week before their arraignment in court.

They were granted bail alongside nine other suspects by Magistrate Bio Saliu.

They were accused of allegedly inciting disturbance of public peace and for firing at a campaign train in Ojoku, Oyun local government area of the state.

Their act was said to have led to the death of one Samuel Abidemi Adeosun.

The Officer In Charge of Legal Department, Kwara State Police Command, DSP Adeyemi Ajibola prayed for the adjournment of the case but, Counsel to the suspects Tunde Olomu and Rasaq Bola Gold urged the court to invoke section 36 (5) and section 128 of the constitution to admit the defendants to bail saying they are still presumed innocent until proved otherwise.

In his ruling, Magistrate Bio admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N500, 0O0, two sureties each in the like sum in which one of them must own a landed property.

He then adjourned the matter to 28th March, 2019 for further mention.

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