Court Seeks Traditional Ruler, Lawmaker as Adeleke Aide Trial Sureties

Olalekan Oyeyeki, an appointee of Governor Ademola Adeleke, facing charges of terrorism and unlawful killing, has been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State. Justice Emmanuel Ayoola approved bail in the sum of N50 million with two sureties of the same amount. One surety must be a traditional ruler, providing their instrument of appointment, while the other can be a National Assembly member or level 17 civil servant, submitting their certificate of return or letter of appointment.

In addition to the bail conditions, Oyeyeki, known as ‘Emir,’ is required to deposit N5 million and surrender his national passport to the court registry. He must also pledge to uphold good behavior and cooperate with the investigation without compromising his bail terms. Oyeyeki faces eleven charges, including conspiracy, terrorism, unlawful killing, and arson, but was denied bail initially until his counsel, Edmond Biriomoni, formally applied for it.

At the Tuesday hearing, security was tightened both inside and outside the court premises, with armed personnel deployed to prevent any potential disturbances, particularly in light of previous incidents targeting journalists during court proceedings.

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