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Former Ogun deputy speaker arraigned in court over threat to lives, breach of peace

Kadiri Oludare

By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta
The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday arraigned a former Deputy Speaker of the State of Assembly, Oludare Kadiri, over alleged threat to life and  breach of peace at the assembly premises.

Kadiri is facing a two- count charge of threat to lives and causing breach of peace.

At the court proceedings, Kadiri pleaded not guilty to the two- count charge.

The prosecutor, Lawrence Olu-Balogun told the court that Kadiri, committed the offence on  March 25 at about 8:40am at the Ogun State House of Assembly in Okemosan, Abeokuta.

Olu-Balogun, said that the defendant,  came into the premises of the Assembly and threaten the lives of lawmakers and other staffs of the Assembly and also used his car to block the entrance gate of the House.

He also alleged that the former deputy speaker  conducted  himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by mounting an attack which disrupted law making process in the Assembly.

Olu-Balogun further explained that the defendant had been on suspension since march  2022, which he alleged and claimed the court had given him judgement, and asked him to resume back to his office.

He said that defendant claimed he  came to resume office, according to the date given in the judgement by the Ogun State High court, adding that when Kadiri got to the premises of the Assembly, the security operatives at the gate denied him of gaining entrance into the House of Assembly.

The prosecutor, however, noted that the offence committed contravene section 86(1) and 249(D) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.

The Chief Magistrates, Mrs M.O Osinbajo, admitted the defendant to a bail on self recognition.

She however adjourned the case until June 1 for trial.