On Thursday, a magistrate court in Ilorin, Kwara State, remanded two men accused of attacking a police station in order to free their friends held in custody at Share, the headquarters of the state’s Ifelodun Local Government Area.
They were charged with obstructing public officials, disturbing the peace, and inciting disorder in violation of penal code sections 149, 113, and 114 against Garuba Aliyu a.k.a. Karufi (45) and Quadri Olalekan (31).
One or more other suspects, according to the Police First Information Report (FIR), collaborated with the two accused and injured police officers while attacking the Share Division Police Station.
“They broke into the cell to forcefully remove Hamza Mohammed, Ola Olupako and Yero Jordan, who were in the police custody.
“Thereafter, they stormed the Olupako Palace, chanting various war songs, armed with dangerous weapons whereby they attacked the elders of the community who were having a meeting with the Olupako of Share in his Palace.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The suspects were remanded in custody by presiding magistrate Ibrahim Mohammed.
The case was postponed for further consideration until February 1st, 2022.