Court issues arrest warrant against Ekiti APC chairman over alleged murder

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ijero-Ekiti has issued a warrant of arrest against APC Chairman in the state, Olajide Awe and three others to answer the charge of murder filed against them by the Ekiti state government.

The three other persons wanted in court are Faboro John Ojo, Aniramu Basiru and Falayi Busuyi.

They are being urged to defend themselves against alleged complicity in the murder of Ayo Jeje and Mrs. Juliana Adewumi in Erijiyan Ekiti on March 30, 2013.

But Awe, who asserted his innocence in the alleged killing, said the charge was politically motivated and brought against him and fellow APC members by the PDP-led state government to silence them and take them out of circulation.

He said the case had earlier been struck out by the court when no prima facie case was established against him and other accused persons.

Justice Bamidele Omotoso, who granted the order on July 25, said Awe and other accused persons must be produced in court by the Police on October 5, 2016, when the case comes up for hearing.