2 remanded for attacking police station in Kwara

A magistrates’ court sitting in Ilorin has ordered the immediate remand of two men who allegedly attacked a police station to free their friends in custody at Share, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The suspects, Garuba Aliyu a.k.a Karufi, 45, and Quadri Olalekan, 31, were arraigned on the charges of obstructing a public servant, disturbance of public peace and inciting disturbance contrary to sections 149, 113 and 114 of penal code law.

According to the Police First Information Report (FIR), the duo along with some others who are still at large, conspired and attacked Share Division Police station, injuring policemen on duty in the process.

“They broke into the cell to forcefully free Hamza Mohammed, Ola Olupako and Yero Jordan who were in the police custody.

“Thereafter, they stormed the Olupako Palace chanting war songs, armed with weapons whereby they attacked the elders of the community who were having a meeting with the Olupako of Share.

The presiding Magistrate, Ibrahim Mohammed, ordered the suspects to be remanded in the correctional centre.

He adjourned the matter till February 1, 2022.




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