A wanted cultist in Osun State, Hammed Rasheed, 29, popularly known as Oko-Ilu has been charged to court.
Oko-Ilu was brought to court by the Police before the Chief Magistrate Olufemi Ayilara of the Osogbo Magistrate Court on Wednesday.
The suspected cultist was charged with nine counts bordering on murder, unlawfully killing two persons, disruption of public peace, cultism and others.
He was charged with the death of Hassan Adedeji, one Idowu (A.K.A Delta) and the shooting of one Inspector Gbenga Eke.
The charge sheet brought to court by the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun was not read in the court as the Magistrate did not take Oko-Ilu’s plea.
The Magistrate, Ayilara remanded him in Ilesa prison and adjourned the case till October 7.
The Chief Magistrate further ordered that the duplicate case file should be forwarded to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
Recall that Oko-Ilu who is accused of terrorising Ede community and its environment was arrested in Osogbo in the wee hours of Saturday.
He was arrested in an operation conducted by Police in collaboration with men of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC).
Rasheed, a welder by vocation, was being trailed by the security agents for allegedly causing the death of many people in Ede community.
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