by Zara Mustapha
Four alleged internet fraudsters, Kazeem Oseni, 28; Saheed Akinyele, 35; Idowu Oguntade, 37 and Dotun Sobukola, 33, were arraigned before an Ogun State High Court sitting in Isabo, for allegedly killing a couple, Murtala and Sabiat Salami in Owode‑Egba, Obafemi‑Owode Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects popularly known as ‘Yahoo boys’ were arraigned on a 14‑count charge bordering on conspiracy, attempted murder, unlawful killing and belonging to an unlawful society.
According to the prosceutor, Rotimi Adeniji, the accused persons committed the offence on August 7, 2013 between 7 pm and 8pm in Owode‑Egba area of Ogun State.
According to Adeniji, the accused conspired with others, now at large, to commit the crime.
He said: “The accused and other members of the group, now at large, belonged to an unlawful society known as ‘Federal Mopol’.”
However, the court did not take pleas of the accused, despite the effort by their counsel, Ade Ogungbade and Anthony Bukola.
The chief judge, Olanrewaju Majekodunmi, however, ordered that the accused should be kept in the prisons pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The judge adjourned the case till October 6.