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Court Remands APC Chieftain Diekola, 6 Others In Prison For Alleged Breach Of Peace

An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Tuesday remanded in Ilesa prison an All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain, Fatai Oyedele Diekola, 60, and six others over alleged breach of public peace.
The other accused persons remanded are Salau Moshood, 43; Adekunle Onikole,40; Oladosu Alo, 53; Funsho Babalola, 51; Babayo Daudu, 36; and Babalola Kayode, 42.
Mr. Oyedele, also known as Diekola, and the other accused persons are facing a three- count charge bordering on conspiracy and breach of public peace.
The prosecutor, Chris Okafor, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Monday at about 12.05 p.m. at ring road area of Osogbo.
Mr. Okafor said the accused conspired among themselves to chant abusive songs which were political and almost led to a breach of public peace.
He said the offences contravened Sections 517, 349, and 69 and were punishable under Section 70 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge against them while their counsel, Olarewaju Jaiyeoba, pleaded for bail.
Chief Magistrate, Ayo Ayeni, however, ordered the accused to be remanded in prison while their counsel should make a formal application for their bail.


  1. I need to read the quoted Sections of the Odun Criminal Code to better understand the gravity of the charges against the accused persons and why they should be remanded in prison custody. But by layman's interpretation, it was a case of implication. The culpability is implied by the language that the accused person \”conspired to chant abusive songs which were political…\” and \”almost led to a breach of public peace.\” From a layman's opinion, the offences against the accused sounds bailable. But again, I'm just a layman and possess no working knowledge of the law.


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