Court Orders Arrest Of Murder Suspects

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A Lagos High Court, sitting at Ikeja, southwest, Nigeria, has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of an alleged murder suspect, Prince Gbenga Osibote.

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in Lagos State, Mrs. O.O. Ogungbesan, had in a legal advice CR: NO: 6835/2007, directed that three persons, Alade Aregbe, Monsuru Agbabiaka(both from Isolo Royal family) and Prince Gbenga Osibote, be charged with conspiracy to commit murder, contrary to section324 of the criminal code and murder of Ikechukwu Onyemakhi Onyelekere

Oyelekere was gruesomely murdered on 4 September 2007 at Idi-Apa, Okota area of Lagos State.

In 2005, both Prince Alade Aregbe and Prince Monsuru Agbabiaka were arraigned before Justice Muftau Oloko-oba of the Ikeja High Court.

The Police at SCID, Panti, Lagos, alleged that Prince Osibote was on the run.

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Consequently, Justice Olokooba issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Osibote. Justice Olokooba issued a form No.6 (warrant of arrest), directing the Inspector General of Police and all police officers to arrest Osibote and bring him before the court to face murder charge No ID/46/2008.

Meanwhile, at the resumed hearing, the police said efforts to arrest Osibote has so far proved abortive.

Justice Oloko-Oba renewed the arrest warrant and adjourned further hearing to June 28.

Meanwhile, acting on a tip-off, a crack-team of police detectives, last week Tuesday, cornered Osibote at the Okota Police Station.

However, the suspect escaped in a rather dramatic way, leaving his Toyota Jeep at the station.