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Osun bomb blast: Police recount incident

The Police yesterday explained before an Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo how an explosive device suspected to be a bomb exploded at the premises of the state Ministry of Water Resources in June 2007.

At the resumed hearing of the case between the state government and Abayomi Akinsanmi, the star witness in the case who is standing trial over his alleged involvement in the blast at the government secretariat seven years ago, a Police sergeant, Mr Elisha Olusegun said a lifeless human body was found in a Peugeot 505 car that exploded at the premises of Water Resources Ministry.

Testifying further before the court, Olusegun who said he investigated the matter in June 2007 when it was reported at the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) of the state police command told the court that a tin was also found inside the Peugeot 505 car with some electronic gadgets.

He also informed the court that the Explosive Ordnance Device (EOD) department of the state police command investigated the matter and carried out analysis on all the items recovered from the vehicle.
The state Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Mr Adewale Afolabi who led other Lawyers from the state Ministry of Justice tendered new evidences to the court but counsel to the accused person, Mr Wilson Atirene opposed the admittance of the evidences.

Mr Atirene claimed that it was wrong for the court to admit further evidences against his client, citing section 36 (6B) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
But, Afolabi argued that “relevance is the soul of admittance in law”, saying that the new evidences tendered before the court are relevant to the case.

However, the trial judge, Justice Yinka Aderibigbe ruled that the evidences be admitted as exhibits in the case.
He thereafter adjourned the case till 4th April, 2014 for further hearing.

Culled from :Here

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