From Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti
A High Court in Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti State has issued arrest warrant against the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Jide Awe and three others, namely Faboro John Ojo, Aniramu Basiru and Falayi Busuyi.
The three have been declared wanted for their alleged involvement in the murder of two persons, Mr. Ayo Jeje and Mrs Juliana Adewumi in Erinjiyan- Ekiti on March 30, 2013.
The APC chairman and five others are facing trial in Charge No: HIJ/1c/2015.
Justice E. B. Omotoso of the Ijero-Ekiti High Court, who granted the order on July 25, said the police must bring Awe and three other accused persons to court on October 5.
The warrant of arrest dated July 27 was issued based on the prayer of counsel to the 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 persons before the court.
“Consequently, I hereby invoke the provisions of Section 94 of the Ekiti State Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Ekiti State by ordering that Bench Warrants be issued against the first, second, third, and fourth defendants to compel their appearances before this court on the next day of adjournment and subsequently to stand for their trial.
“This matter is hereby adjourned till October 5 for hearing,” the judge ruled.