An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun, has ordered the remand of three brothers and their accomplice in the Ile-Ife Correctional centre, over alleged unlawful possession of a gun.
The defendants, Gabriel Ajayi, 28; Taiwo Ajayi, 27; Kehinde Ajayi, 27 and AbdulSalam Quadri, 23, are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, unlawful possession of a gun, being members of a secret society and causing breach of the peace.
The Magistrate, A.I. Sarumi, ordered the remand of the defendants following their counsel’s oral application for bail.
The Defence Counsel, Olalekan Babatunde, who applied for the bail of the defendants, told the court that his clients would not jump bail, but would provide reliable sureties.
However, Sarumi told the defendants’ counsel to make a formal application for bail and subsequently adjourned the case until March 13.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Joseph Adebayo, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 7, at Aganhun Area, Ile-Ife.
Adebayo alleged that the defendants conspired among themselves to commit felony to wit: being members of unlawful society – Aiye Confraternity.
He told the court that the defendants allegedly had in their possession a locally made cut-to-size Dane gun.
The prosecutor further alleged that the defendants allegedly conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace by engaging in a fight.
He said that the offences contravened Section 28(1)(a) and (i) of the Firearms Act Cap F28, Laws of Federation, 2004 and Sections 64 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.