The Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, has today, July 19, sentenced former chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Oyo State, Alhaji Lamidi Mukaila, also known as ‘Auxilliary’ and four other accused persons to six years imprisonment for conspiracy in the death of some individuals, including a medical student of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
The accussed persons – Mukaila, Saheed Kareem, Abu Kareem, Kazeem Kayode and Taiwo Tijani, had been standing trial for the mayhem at Iwo Road interchange, Ibadan.
According to Vanguard, the counsel to the accused persons, Olalekan Ojo, said his clients would appeal the judgment, contending that since the court had acquitted and discharged them of murder and attempted murder, the conspiracy for which they were convicted did not exist.
But the court ruled that since the first accused person admitted that he owned guns and the accused were caught in a car with rounds of bullet, they were guilty of conspiracy and sentenced to six years imprisonment each.
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