Politics Courts to consolidate murder charges against APC chairman

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The two courts hearing the murder charges made against the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, Chief Jide Awe, will join forces on the case following the order of Chief Magistrate Simeon Ojo of the Chief Magistrate’s Court III in Ado Ekiti.

This follows the prosecutor, Mr. O.P Alabi's oral application that the two cases should be consolidated before one of the courts since the accused person was also arraigned for similar charges before Chief Magistrate Court I.

Mr. Alabi told the court that the DPP office had yet to be furnished with the detail of the matter by the police took over the matter and also filed another application for an adjournment of the matter to allow the office of the DPP time to study the case file.

The defence counsel, Mr. Adetunji Oso, raised no objections to the application of the prosecutor.

Chief Magistrate Ojo, in his ruling, said the matter be transferred to Chief Magistrate’s Court I for mention on October 18, 2013.
 

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