Oyo Monarch, 10 Others Face Terrorism Charges in Abuja

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A traditional ruler in Oyo State, Oba Solomon Akinola, will on Thursday morning be arraigned on 12 counts of terrorism charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

He will be put on trial along with 10 of his high chiefs comprising Sunday Aderinto, Samson Ogunmola Timothy Adewale Aderinto, Jimoh Asimiyu, Segun Gbadebo and Oluwole Ogundeji.

Other high chiefs to face the terrorism trial are Akintaro Mathew Piamo, Rafiu Ganiyu, Adejare Adeleru and Zacheus Adeleru.

Inspector General of Police filed the terrorism charges against them and they will be arraigned before Justice Egwuatu Obiora in Abuja this morning.

The criminal charges indicated that the defendants allegedly invaded Aagba Community in Oyo State and kidnapped three people in addition to inflicting various degrees of injuries on their victims.


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