Three hoodlums arraigned for violence at Ewi’s palace

Yinka Ayefele
Yinka Ayefele

For constituting a nuisance during last week’s visit by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, to Ekiti State, three residents have landed in trouble.

They have been arraigned in court for their alleged role in the violence that occurred after the monarch was hosted at the Ewi’s palace.

Kolade Owolabi (35), Tope Olorunfemi (22) and Isiaka Yusuf (20), yesterday appeared at an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly attacking a popular musician, Yinka Ayefele, who performed at the reception in honour of the Ooni.

They were alleged to have vandalised Ayefele’s car because the musician allegedly refused to give them “owo ile” (settlement money) after his show at the palace.

Police prosecutor Bankole Olasunkanmi told the court the accused committed the offence on October 27 at 7:30 pm.

According to him, the accused conspired and unlawfully damaged the windscreen of Ayefele’s vehicleat the Ewi’s palace in Ado-Ekiti.

He said the offence contravened Section 451 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16 Vol 1 Laws of Ekiti 2012.


The prosecutor applied for a short date of adjournment to enable him study the case file and to help him assemble his witnesses.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges. Their counsel, Gabriel Oladimeji, urged the court to admit them to bail, promising they will not abscond.

The Chief Magistrate, Idowu Ayenimo, admitted them to bail at N50,000 and one surety.

He adjourned the case till November 8 for further hearing.

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