Alleged unlawful confinement: Absence of prosecution counsel stalls trial of 2 clergymen


By Mujidat Oyewole
Ilorin, April 25, 2022 (NAN)The absence of a Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Ajide Kehinde, on Monday stalled the trial of two clergymen charged with alleged unlawful assembly.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in January 2021 charged Olumide Peters and Jesulayomi Adetola with criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, and accepting money from a foreign-based organisation.

The NSCDC also charged the defendants with wrongful confinement and putting persons in fear of injury.

Chief Magistrate Ibrahim Dasuki then fixed May 16, for defence to open its case.