Nigerian Court Remands Suspected Cultist, Rashidi Oko-Ilu In Prison Over Alleged Killings in Osun

Chief Magistrate Olufemi Ayilara of Osogbo Magistrate Court has remanded a suspected cult member in Osun State, Hammed Rasheed, popularly known as Rashidi Oko-Ilu in Ilesha prison.

The suspected cult member was charged with nine counts bordering on murder, unlawfully killing two persons, disruption of public peace, cultism and others by the police.

He was charged with the of Hassan Adedeji and one Idowu, aka Delta. He was also charged with the shooting of one Inspector Gbenga Eke.

The Chief Magistrate on Wednesday ordered that the duplicate case file should be forwarded to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice and adjourned the case till October 7, 2022.

Oko-Ilu recently bragged in a viral video that he would ensure the return of Governor Gboyega Oyetola to in the through violence.

He has been accused of harassing the people of Ede town for many years. He was last Sunday after a fatal shootout with the Anti-Cult Unit of Police Command. His arrest comes five months after he was declared wanted by the police.

Oko Ilu had earlier been declared wanted in March by the police after he was accused of killing a Higher National Diploma (HND) graduate of Banking and Finance of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, as well as a commercial motorcyclist.

He was also alleged to have been involved in clashes with operatives of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) at different times in the community, resulting in the of many residents.

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