An arrest warrant for the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Jide Awe has been issued by an Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ijero Ekiti.
Others to be arrested alongside him are Faboro John Ojo, Aniramu Basiru and Falayi Busuyi.
They are wanted for their alleged involvement in the murder of Mr Ayo Jeje and Mrs Juliana Adewumi in Erinjiyan Ekiti on March 30, 2013.
The warrant of arrest was dated July 27, 2016.
According to a statement made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, Justice E. B. Omotoso, who granted the order, also ordered the police to bring the suspects to court on October 5.
The warrant of arrest was issued based on the prayer of counsel for the Ekiti State Government, Yakubu Dauda, who asked the court to invoke Section 94 of the Ekiti State Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Ekiti State to compel the appearances of the accused person before the court.
The judge was quoted as saying, “Consequently, I hereby invoke the provisions of Section 94 of the Ekiti State Administration of Criminal Justice Law by ordering that Bench Warrants be issued against the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th defendants to compel their appearances before this court at the next day of adjournment and subsequently to stand for their trial.”
“Consequently, this matter is hereby adjourned till 5th of October, 2016 for hearing.”
Reacting, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi said “the court order will be served on the police with immediate effect, hoping that it will be complied with strictly.”
Copies of the petition were sent to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN); National Human Rights Commission and the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, James Etop.
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