The Police in Osun, on Tuesday, arraigned three persons before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged invasion of the palace of the Alawo of Awo and possession of dangerous weapons.
The trio include Adebayo Mutiu ,40, Sikiru Oloyede, 46 , and Habib Oloyede, 28.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP John Idoko, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on August 26, at about 10:00 a.m, at the Awo Palace, Osun.
Idoko said the defendants conspired among themselves with others now at large to breach the peace of the Awo town by chanting war songs and also promoting inter communal conflict.
”They invaded the palace of Awo with intent to dethrone the Alawo of Awo, Oba Abdulrazaq Adeboye, by threatening to kill him.
”They were armed with dangerous weapons which left some residence of Awo town in a panic mode and fearful,” he said.
The prosecutor said the offense contravened sections 516, 42, 86 , 70 , and 249( d) of the criminal code cap 34 vol.11l, laws of Osun, 2002 .
The defendants are facing a six-count charge bothering on conspiracy, breach of public peace, unlawful possession of dangerous weapons, threat to kill.
The Magistrate , A.A. Adeyeba, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N2 million and two suretiesin the like sum.
Adeyeba said one of the sureties must be a prominent member of Awo town and added that the suretiesmust provide taxy payments and affidavits of means.
The case was adjourned to October 12 for mention.