From PATRICK AKPUH, Ibadan
No fewer than Seven persons, who were arrested for allegedly causing trouble at the Ibadan horror forest, where scores of human skeletons, skulls and decomposing and mutilated body parts were found last Saturday in Soka area of the city, were yesterday remanded at Agodi Prison by a Magistrate Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan.
The eighth suspect, Muktal Abdul Ganniyu, was however granted bail by the Chief Magistrate, E. A. Idowu, in the sum of N20,000.
Those remanded in prison custody were Abdul Jelil Ayoade (28), Ashaka Oluwatosin (19), Abeeb Afolabi (20), Shuaib Abdul Lamid (25), Olagoke Afeez (21), Nuru Alimi (20) and Sodiq Asimiyu (21).
The suspects were arraigned on a five-count charge of felony with arson, willfully and unlawfully setting fire on a company’s gate and damaging the fence of another at Soka area, thereby committing an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 443 of the criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. 11 Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.