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Ogun Gov Orders Release Of Protesters Charged With ‘Attempted Murder’

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, said he has ordered the release of the protesters arraigned and charged with attempted murder.

Abiodun said that all charges have been dropped against Matairu Faruq, Olatoye Olalekan, and Adeniji Sodiq.

“On my instruction, the Attorney General has reviewed the evidence in the investigation case file in respect of the three suspects that were remanded in a custodial centre on 12th October, 2020,” the governor tweeted.

“Ogun State has decided not to charge them with any offence. They are to be released immediately”, he added.

Recall the protesters were arraigned at the Isabo Magistrate’s Court in Abeokuta and were charged on four counts charges including attempting murder.

The police accused the three protesters of attempting “to kill one Ajagbusi Taofik by hitting him with dangerous weapons.”

One of the charges also said the three unlawfully and maliciously damaged Lexus jeep worth N100 million belonging to one Olabode Oyedele.

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